Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 January 2011 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 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 ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1901" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2011 after 1 day 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 13 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.
Length of current 136 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 28 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 137 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠103.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠139.2°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 10 January 2011 at 05:38 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 January 2011 at 00:10 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 377 148 km (234 349 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 793 km (225 429 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 00:06 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 30 January 2011 at 18:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 16 January 2011 at 22:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.221°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.180° in the next southern standstill on 29 January 2011 at 16:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 19 January 2011 at 21:21 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.