Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 April 2010 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | April 2010

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

Waxing Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 21 April 2010 at 18:20.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1907".

Pink Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2010 after 4 days on 28 April 2010 at 12:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 28 April 2010 at 12:18
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 6 May 2010 at 04:15
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 14 May 2010 at 01:04
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 20 May 2010 at 23:43

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 127 / 1080

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 127 of Meeus index or 1080 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 127 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 35 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 128 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠247.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠247.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282.4°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:59, this is 15 days after last apogee on 9 April 2010 at 02:45 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 May 2010 at 21:53 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 367 142 km

This perigee Moon is 367 142 km (228 131 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 634 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 214 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 20 April 2010 at 13:38 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 May 2010 at 12:35 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

18 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 18 April 2010 at 17:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.182°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.109° in the next southern standstill on 1 May 2010 at 14:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 28 April 2010 at 12:18 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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