Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 July 2011 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | July 2011

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 23 July 2011 at 05:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1881"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2011 after 15 days on 13 August 2011 at 18:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 142 / 1095

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

7 days after point of apogee on 21 July 2011 at 22:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 August 2011 at 20:59 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 381 117 km

The Moon is 381 117 km (236 815 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 756 km (227 270 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 27 July 2011 at 12:03 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 August 2011 at 06:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

16 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

2 days since the previous standstill on 27 July 2011 at 03:02 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.333°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.270° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 August 2011 at 23:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 30 July 2011 at 18:40 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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