Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 March 2011 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | March 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 ♈ Aries.

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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 4 March 2011 at 20:46.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2011 after 13 days on 19 March 2011 at 18:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 12 March 2011 at 23:45
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 19 March 2011 at 18:10
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 26 March 2011 at 12:07
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 3 April 2011 at 14:32

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 138 / 1091

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 138 of Meeus index or 1091 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 138 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 28 minutes longer than next lunation 139 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠167°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠167°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠190.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:50, this is 15 days after last perigee on 19 February 2011 at 07:27 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 March 2011 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 406 584 km

This apogee Moon is 406 584 km (252 640 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 176 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 125 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 26 February 2011 at 20:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 13 March 2011 at 11:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

7 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 25 February 2011 at 22:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.985°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.825° in the next northern standstill on 12 March 2011 at 17:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 19 March 2011 at 18:10 in ♍ Virgo, 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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