Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 3 February 2011 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2011 after 14 days on 18 February 2011 at 08:36.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 02:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 137 of Meeus index or 1090 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 137. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2011. It is 29 minutes longer than next lunation 138 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠139.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠167°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 22 January 2011 at 00:10 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 February 2011 at 23:13 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 401 089 km (249 225 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 924 km (252 229 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 30 January 2011 at 18:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 February 2011 at 08:14 in ♋ Cancer.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 29 January 2011 at 16:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.180°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.080° in the next northern standstill on 13 February 2011 at 09:00 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.