Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 February 2011 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | February 2011

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 3 February 2011 at 02:31.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2011 after 13 days on 18 February 2011 at 08:36.

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 137 / 1090

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 137 of Meeus index or 1090 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

Length of current 137 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 15 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2011. It is 29 minutes longer than next lunation 138 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠139.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠139.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠167°. 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 apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 22 January 2011 at 00:10 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 February 2011 at 23:13 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 403 454 km

Moon is 403 454 km (250 695 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 924 km (252 229 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 30 January 2011 at 18:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 February 2011 at 08:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 29 January 2011 at 16:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.180°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.080° in the next northern standstill on 13 February 2011 at 09:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 18 February 2011 at 08:36 in ♌ Leo, 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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