Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 July 2011 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | July 2011

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 1 July 2011 at 08:54.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2011 after 10 days on 15 July 2011 at 06:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 8 July 2011 at 06:29
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 15 July 2011 at 06:40
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 23 July 2011 at 05:02
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 30 July 2011 at 18:40

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 142 / 1095

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 142 of Meeus index or 1095 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠283.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠283.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠312.1°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 24 June 2011 at 04:13 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 July 2011 at 14:04 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 370 037 km

The Moon is 370 037 km (229 930 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 566 km (229 638 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 30 June 2011 at 04:14 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 July 2011 at 02:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 29 June 2011 at 17:46 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.399°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.383° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 July 2011 at 16:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 15 July 2011 at 06:40 in ♑ Capricorn 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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