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Moon phase on 1 January 2010 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | January 2010

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 31 December 2009 at 19:13 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1951".

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2010.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 123 / 1076

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 123 of Meeus index or 1076 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

Length of current 123 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 9 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2010. It is 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 124 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠135.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠135.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠164.3°. 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°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:36, this is 12 days after last apogee on 20 December 2009 at 14:54 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2010 at 01:40 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 358 684 km

This perigee Moon is 358 684 km (222 876 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 824 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 672 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 12:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 14 January 2010 at 23:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 30 December 2009 at 10:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.787°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.796° in the next southern standstill on 12 January 2010 at 08:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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