Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 3 June 2011 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 June 2011 at 21:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1858" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2011 after 12 days on 15 June 2011 at 20:13.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 141 of Meeus index or 1094 from Brown series.
Length of current 141 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 142 length.
Length of current synodic month is 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠283.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
7 days after point of apogee on 27 May 2011 at 09:58 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 June 2011 at 01:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 385 717 km (239 673 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 188 km (228 160 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 2 June 2011 at 20:21 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 June 2011 at 18:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 2 June 2011 at 09:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.393°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.399° in the next southern standstill on 15 June 2011 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 15 June 2011 at 20:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.