Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 January 2011 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | January 2011

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 12 January 2011 at 11:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1901"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1901" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2011 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

8 days 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 3 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 377 148 km

Moon is 377 148 km (234 349 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 793 km (225 429 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 00:06 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 30 January 2011 at 18:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 16 January 2011 at 22:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.221°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.180° in the next southern standstill on 29 January 2011 at 16:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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