The moon phase on November 16, 2023, is a Waxing Crescent, visible in the west after sunset. This phase follows the New Moon and is an optimal time to observe the moon’s surface features. The moon is near the sun in the sky and mostly dark, with the right edge gradually brightening as it approaches the next phase, First Quarter, with 50% illumination.
The Waxing Crescent on November 16 has an 11% illumination, representing the portion of the moon illuminated by the Sun. The moon is 3.17 days old on this date, indicating the time since the last New Moon.
Tomorrow Moon Phase November 16 2023
A complete lunar cycle, encompassing all 8 moon phases, takes approximately 29.53 days. On November 16, the Waxing Crescent moon is 10.31% illuminated, 2.93 days old, and situated approximately 376,904.26 km from Earth. The moon is in the Capricorn sign.
Phase Details For November 16
Phase Details For – November 16
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Moon Age: 3.17 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 373,743.29 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,924,938.16 km
During the Waxing Crescent phase, the moon becomes increasingly illuminated by sunlight as it moves away from the Sun. This phase lasts for slightly over 7 days, with the moon rising in the east before noon, transiting the meridian before sunset, and setting in the west before midnight.
Despite only a small portion of the Moon being illuminated during the Waxing Crescent phase, the rest of the moon may faintly be visible due to “earthshine” or Da Vinci glow, a result of sunlight being reflected off the Earth and back to the Moon.