Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 6 February 2010 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | February 2010

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 45% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 February 2010 at 23:49 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1854"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2010 after 22 days on 28 February 2010 at 16:38.

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 124 / 1077

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 124 of Meeus index or 1077 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.82 days

Length of current 124 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2010. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than next lunation 125 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠164.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠164.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠188.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2010 at 09:03 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 February 2010 at 02:06 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 386 547 km

Moon is 386 547 km (240 189 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 542 km (252 613 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 29 January 2010 at 00:02 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 February 2010 at 04:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

22 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 before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 26 January 2010 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.783°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.749° in the next southern standstill on 8 February 2010 at 14:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 14 February 2010 at 02:51 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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