Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 July 2011 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day 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 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 30 July 2011 at 18:40.

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 ∠18° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1927"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2011 after 13 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 143 / 1096

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 143 of Meeus index or 1096 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 24 minutes. It is 19 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 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 49 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠312.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠312.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠333.4°.

Moon before apogee

9 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 2 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 372 006 km

The Moon is 372 006 km (231 154 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 756 km (227 270 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 27 July 2011 at 12:03 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 9 August 2011 at 06:35 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 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 8 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 13 days

In 13 days on 13 August 2011 at 18:58 in ♒ Aquarius 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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