Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 June 2011 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | June 2011

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

Waxing Crescent 23% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 1 June 2011 at 21:03.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1926"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2011 after 9 days on 15 June 2011 at 20:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 9 June 2011 at 02:11
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 15 June 2011 at 20:13
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 23 June 2011 at 11:48
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 1 July 2011 at 08:54

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 141 / 1094

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 141 of Meeus index or 1094 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 141 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 142 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠248.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠283.1°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 27 May 2011 at 09:58 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 12 June 2011 at 01:42 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 372 069 km

Moon is 372 069 km (231 193 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 188 km (228 160 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 2 June 2011 at 20:21 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 June 2011 at 18:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

18 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 2 June 2011 at 09:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.393°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.399° in the next southern standstill on 15 June 2011 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 15 June 2011 at 20:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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