Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 January 2011 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | January 2011

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 28 December 2010 at 04:18.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1873"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1873" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2011 after 17 days on 19 January 2011 at 21:21.

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 135 / 1088

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 135 of Meeus index or 1088 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 27 minutes. It is 2 hours and 1 minute shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 43 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠67°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠67°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠103.5°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 25 December 2010 at 12:24 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 January 2011 at 05:38 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 382 713 km

The Moon is 382 713 km (237 807 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 976 km (251 640 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 21 December 2010 at 14:08 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 January 2011 at 12:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 10:06 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-24.242°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2011. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠24.221° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 16 January 2011 at 22:51.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 4 January 2011 at 09:03 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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