November Apogee Moon

nov-apogee-moon   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.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

   This month the 19 days old waning gibbous Moon reaches apogee today, 22 November at 10 UT (4 am CST), and will more or less be at a distance of 31.79 Earth diameters (405,093 km or 251,713 miles).

   
   
   
Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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