Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 November 2011 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | November 2011

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 2 November 2011 at 16:38.

Moonrise and moonset

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.

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1937".

Beaver Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2011 after 1 day on 10 November 2011 at 20:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 146 / 1099

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 length.

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 New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 8 November 2011 at 13:20 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 November 2011 at 23:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 405 342 km

Moon is 405 342 km (251 868 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 692 km (223 502 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 29 October 2011 at 14:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 November 2011 at 00:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 29 October 2011 at 20:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.609°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.558° in the next northern standstill on 13 November 2011 at 07:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 10 November 2011 at 20:16 in ♉ Taurus, 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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