Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 29 October 2011 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 26 October 2011 at 19:56.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2011 after 12 days on 10 November 2011 at 20:16.
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 146 of Meeus index or 1099 from Brown series.
Length of current 146 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 147 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. 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 26 October 2011 at 12:26 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 November 2011 at 13:20 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 369 649 km (229 689 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 177 km (252 387 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 14:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 13 November 2011 at 00:35 in ♊ Gemini.
At 14:59 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 20:17 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.609°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.558° in its northern standstill point on 13 November 2011 at 07:23 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 10 November 2011 at 20:16 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.