Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 January 2011 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | January 2011

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 41% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 4 January 2011 at 09:03.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2011 after 8 days on 19 January 2011 at 21:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 136 / 1089

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 136 of Meeus index or 1089 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 136 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 28 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 137 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠103.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠103.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠139.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 10 January 2011 at 05:38 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 January 2011 at 00:10 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 384 km

Moon is 404 384 km (251 273 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 793 km (225 429 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 3 January 2011 at 12:48 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 January 2011 at 00:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 2 January 2011 at 10:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.242°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.221° in the next northern standstill on 16 January 2011 at 22:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 19 January 2011 at 21:21 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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