Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 April 2011 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | April 2011

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

Waxing Crescent 30% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 3 April 2011 at 14:32.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1857"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1916".

Pink Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2011 after 8 days on 18 April 2011 at 02:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 11 April 2011 at 12:05
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 18 April 2011 at 02:44
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 25 April 2011 at 02:47
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 3 May 2011 at 06:51

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 139 / 1092

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 139 of Meeus index or 1092 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 139 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 140 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠190.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠190.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠216.7°. 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 after apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 2 April 2011 at 09:00 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 April 2011 at 05:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 385 980 km

Moon is 385 980 km (239 837 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 088 km (222 506 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 12:48 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 22 April 2011 at 01:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 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 8 April 2011 at 22:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.569°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.498° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2011 at 13:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 18 April 2011 at 02:44 in ♎ Libra, 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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