Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 October 2011 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 28% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and growing larger. The Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

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

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 26 October 2011 at 19:56.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Beaver Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November after 10 days on 10 November 2011 at 20:16.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1895"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.98% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1895" and ∠1933".

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 146 / 1099

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 146 of Meeus index or 1099 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 146 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 147.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠5.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠21.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases 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 26 October 2011 at 12:26, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 8 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 8 November 2011 at 13:20.

Distance to Moon 378 243 km

Moon is 378 243 km (235 029 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 4 days, distance is 357 051 km (221 861 mi). Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 406 177 km (252 387 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 29 October 2011 at 14:59, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 November 2011 at 00:35.

Draconic month

1 day after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 29 October 2011 at 20:17, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-22.609°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 12 days to face North declination of ∠22.558° in the next northern standstill on 13 November 2011 at 07:23.

Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 10 November 2011 at 20:16.

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