Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 April 2011 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | April 2011

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 3 April 2011 at 14:32.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1798"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2011 after 11 days on 18 April 2011 at 02:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 11 April 2011 at 12:05
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 18 April 2011 at 02:44
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 25 April 2011 at 02:47
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 3 May 2011 at 06:51

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 139 / 1092

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 139 of Meeus index or 1092 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠190.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠190.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠216.7°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 2 April 2011 at 09:00 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 April 2011 at 05:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 398 604 km

The Moon is 398 604 km (247 681 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 088 km (222 506 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 25 March 2011 at 21:09 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 April 2011 at 12:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 25 March 2011 at 05:02 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.716°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.569° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 April 2011 at 22:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 18 April 2011 at 02:44 in ♎ Libra 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.

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