Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 November 2011 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | November 2011

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 25 November 2011 at 06:10.

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 ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1932"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1944".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2011 after 14 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36.

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 147 / 1100

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 147 of Meeus index or 1100 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 147 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 148 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠21.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠42.1°. 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

2 days after point of perigee on 23 November 2011 at 23:24 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 6 December 2011 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 370 985 km

Moon is 370 985 km (230 519 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 414 km (251 913 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 01:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 10 December 2011 at 07:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 01:02 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon in southern standstill

At 06:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.552°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2011. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.554° in its northern standstill point on 10 December 2011 at 13:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36 in ♊ Gemini, 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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