Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 12 January 2011 at 11:31.
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 passing about ∠12° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2011 after 3 days on 19 January 2011 at 21:21.
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.
The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 136 of Meeus index or 1089 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 28 minutes. It is 47 minutes 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠103.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠139.2°.
6 days after point of apogee on 10 January 2011 at 05:38 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 January 2011 at 00:10 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 386 896 km (240 406 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 793 km (225 429 mi).
12 days after ascending node on 3 January 2011 at 12:48 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 January 2011 at 00:06 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 22:51 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠24.221°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2011. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-24.180° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 29 January 2011 at 16:26.
In 3 days on 19 January 2011 at 21:21 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.