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Lunar Calendar Month November 2017 (United States)

The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth and the fifth largest moon in the Solar System. It is the largest natural satellite in the solar system relative to the size of its planet. The following is information specific for Washington, District of Columbia, United States during November 2017.

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Date and time of moon phases

The information in the following table comes from calculations published by the Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory.

Moon phasesDatesTime
full moon2017-11-0401:23
3rd quarter2017-11-1015:36
new moon2017-11-1806:42
1st quarter2017-11-2612:03

Apogee and perigee of the Moon

The following table shows the dates of perigee and apogee of the Moon during November 2017.

PositionDatesTimeDistanceNotes
Perigee2017-11-0519:10361,437 km
Apogee2017-11-2113:53406,131 km

Meteor Activity

Active meteor showers this month and their peak days. For more information, see the meteor shower calendar 2017.

NamePeak Day
N. Taurids2017-11-12
Leonids2017-11-17
Nov. Orionids2017-11-28
α-Monocerotids2017-11-21

Moon-Planet Conjunctions

A Moon-planet conjunction occurs when an astronomical object has either the same, or nearly the same, right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude of that of the Moon, as observed from Earth.

Astronomical ObjectsDate and Time
Aldebaran2017-11-05 21:19
Beehive2017-11-09 20:58
Regulus2017-11-11 11:07
Mars2017-11-14 19:40
Saturn2017-11-20 19:34

Illumination of the Moon

The following table depicts the illumination of the Moon, calculated at 00:00, throughtout the 30 days of November 2017.

November 2017
wMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 44
30Monday
 
31Tuesday
 
1Wednesday
 
88.1% illuminated
88.1% illuminated
Age:11.5
2Thursday
 
94.3% illuminated
94.3% illuminated
Age:12.5
3Friday
 
98.4% illuminated
98.4% illuminated
Age:13.6
4Saturday
 
100% illuminated
100% illuminated
Age:14.7
5Sunday
 
98.7% illuminated
98.7% illuminated
Age:15.8
Week 44
6Monday
 
94.4% illuminated
94.4% illuminated
Age:17
7Tuesday
 
87.6% illuminated
87.6% illuminated
Age:18.2
8Wednesday
 
78.7% illuminated
78.7% illuminated
Age:19.3
9Thursday
 
68.5% illuminated
68.5% illuminated
Age:20.4
10Friday
 
57.4% illuminated
57.4% illuminated
Age:21.4
11Saturday
 
46.3% illuminated
46.3% illuminated
Age:22.5
12Sunday
 
35.6% illuminated
35.6% illuminated
Age:23.5
Week 46
13Monday
 
25.8% illuminated
25.8% illuminated
Age:24.5
14Tuesday
 
17.2% illuminated
17.2% illuminated
Age:25.5
15Wednesday
 
10.2% illuminated
10.2% illuminated
Age:26.5
16Thursday
 
5% illuminated
5% illuminated
Age:27.4
17Friday
 
1.6% illuminated
1.6% illuminated
Age:28.4
18Saturday
 
0.1% illuminated
0.1% illuminated
Age:29.3
19Sunday
 
0.5% illuminated
0.5% illuminated
Age:0.7
Week 47
20Monday
 
2.7% illuminated
2.7% illuminated
Age:1.6
21Tuesday
 
6.6% illuminated
6.6% illuminated
Age:2.4
22Wednesday
 
12.1% illuminated
12.1% illuminated
Age:3.3
23Thursday
 
18.9% illuminated
18.9% illuminated
Age:4.2
24Friday
 
26.8% illuminated
26.8% illuminated
Age:5.1
25Saturday
 
35.7% illuminated
35.7% illuminated
Age:6
26Sunday
 
45.2% illuminated
45.2% illuminated
Age:6.9
Week 48
27Monday
 
55.2% illuminated
55.2% illuminated
Age:7.9
28Tuesday
 
65.2% illuminated
65.2% illuminated
Age:8.8
29Wednesday
 
75% illuminated
75% illuminated
Age:9.8
30Thursday
 
83.9% illuminated
83.9% illuminated
Age:10.9
1Friday
 
2Saturday
 
3Sunday
 
4Monday
 
5Tuesday
 
6Wednesday
 
7Thursday
 
8Friday
 
9Saturday
 
10Sunday
 
11Monday
 
12Tuesday
 
13Wednesday
 
14Thursday
 
15Friday
 
16Saturday
 
17Sunday
 
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