Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and growing larger.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 11 April 2011 at 12:05.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.97% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April after 2 days on 18 April 2011 at 02:44.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
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.
Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 139 of Meeus index or 1092 from Brown series.
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 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.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠190.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠216.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months decreases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0°or∠360°).
13 days after point of apogee on 2 April 2011 at 09:00, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 1 day until it gets to the point of perigee on 17 April 2011 at 05:59.
Moon is 363 871 km (226 099 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 13 days, distance is 406 656 km (252 684 mi). Moon moves closer next 1 day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 358 088 km (222 506 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 9 April 2011 at 12:48, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 April 2011 at 01:05.
20 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
6 days after previous North standstill on 8 April 2011 at 22:55, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠23.569°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 6 days to face South declination of ∠-23.498° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2011 at 13:40.
After 2 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 18 April 2011 at 02:44.