Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 March 2011 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | March 2011

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

Waxing Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 12 March 2011 at 23:45.

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 ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1894"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2011 after 5 days on 19 March 2011 at 18:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 11 April 2011 at 12:05

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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 6 March 2011 at 07:50 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 March 2011 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 378 485 km

Moon is 378 485 km (235 180 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 578 km (221 567 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 13 March 2011 at 11:55 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 March 2011 at 21:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 12 March 2011 at 17:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.825°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.716° in the next southern standstill on 25 March 2011 at 05:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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