Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 October 2011 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | October 2011

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

Waxing Crescent 32% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 27 September 2011 at 11:09.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1927"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1917".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2011 after 9 days on 12 October 2011 at 02:06.

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 145 / 1098

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 145 of Meeus index or 1098 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 145 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 47 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 146 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠350.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠350.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 28 September 2011 at 01:01 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 October 2011 at 11:43 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 372 008 km

Moon is 372 008 km (231 155 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 435 km (252 547 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 09:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 16 October 2011 at 21:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 09:09 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon in southern standstill

At 11:38 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.791°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.665° in its northern standstill point on 17 October 2011 at 02:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 12 October 2011 at 02:06 in ♈ Aries, 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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