Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 March 2010 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | March 2010

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

Waxing Crescent 40% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 15 March 2010 at 21:01.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1922"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1922" and ∠1925".

Worm Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2010 after 7 days on 30 March 2010 at 02:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 14 April 2010 at 12:29

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 126 / 1079

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 126 of Meeus index or 1079 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 126 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 127 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠215.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠215.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠247.4°. 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 perigee

10 days 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 5 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 372 988 km

Moon is 372 988 km (231 764 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 877 km (224 860 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 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 2 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

12 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 in northern standstill

At 12:15 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠25.420°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-25.311° in its southern standstill point on 4 April 2010 at 05:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 30 March 2010 at 02:25 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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