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Our Moon orbits around the Sun with the Earth and from our perspective on the Earth the Moon appears to circle Earth each month. The Moon also has a slightly elliptical-shaped orbit allowing for the Moon to have a furthest (apogee
) and closest (perigee
) distance from the Earth each month.
This month the 3.13 days old waxing crescent Moon reaches perigee today, 6 November at 9 UT (3 am CST), and will more or less be at a distance of 28.64 Earth diameters (364,954 km or 226,772 miles).
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.