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Moon phase on 13 March 2010 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | March 2010

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 7 March 2010 at 15:42.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2010 after 16 days on 30 March 2010 at 02:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 15 March 2010 at 21:01
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 23 March 2010 at 11:00
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 30 March 2010 at 02:25
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 6 April 2010 at 09:37

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 125 / 1078

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 125 of Meeus index or 1078 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

Length of current 125 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 10 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 126 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠188.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠188.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠215.2°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 12 March 2010 at 10:07 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 March 2010 at 04:56 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 405 244 km

Moon is 405 244 km (251 807 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 877 km (224 860 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 10 March 2010 at 08:07 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 March 2010 at 13:05 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 7 March 2010 at 21:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.566°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.420° in the next northern standstill on 22 March 2010 at 12:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 15 March 2010 at 21:01 in ♓ Pisces, 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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