Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 August 2011 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | August 2011

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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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 30 July 2011 at 18:40.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1946"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2011 after 12 days on 13 August 2011 at 18:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 143 / 1096

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 143 of Meeus index or 1096 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 143 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 24 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 144 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠312.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠312.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠333.4°. 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 21 July 2011 at 22:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 August 2011 at 20:59 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 368 337 km

Moon is 368 337 km (228 874 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 756 km (227 270 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 27 July 2011 at 12:03 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 August 2011 at 06:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

19 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 27 July 2011 at 03:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.333°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.270° in the next southern standstill on 8 August 2011 at 23:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 13 August 2011 at 18:58 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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