Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 November 2011 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | November 2011

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

Waxing Crescent 31% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 25 November 2011 at 06:10.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1839"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1839" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2011 after 10 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 147 / 1100

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 147 of Meeus index or 1100 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 47 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 22 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠21.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠42.1°.

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 23 November 2011 at 23:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 December 2011 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 389 737 km

The Moon is 389 737 km (242 171 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 414 km (251 913 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 26 November 2011 at 01:02 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 December 2011 at 07:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 26 November 2011 at 06:47 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.552°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.554° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 December 2011 at 13:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36 in ♊ Gemini 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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