Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 30 September 2011 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 27 September 2011 at 11:09.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2011 after 11 days on 12 October 2011 at 02:06.
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.
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 145 of Meeus index or 1098 from Brown series.
Length of current 145 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 47 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 146 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠350.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
2 days after point of perigee on 28 September 2011 at 01:01 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 October 2011 at 11:43 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 365 529 km (227 129 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 435 km (252 547 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 19 September 2011 at 19:38 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 October 2011 at 09:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 19 September 2011 at 20:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.890°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.791° in the next southern standstill on 2 October 2011 at 11:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 12 October 2011 at 02:06 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.