Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 May 2010 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | May 2010

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

Waning Gibbous 75% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 75% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 28 April 2010 at 12:18.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1903".

Pink Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2010 after 24 days on 27 May 2010 at 23:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 May 2010 at 23:07

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 127 / 1080

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 24 April 2010 at 20:59 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 May 2010 at 21:53 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 762 km

Moon is 399 762 km (248 401 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 231 km (251 177 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 12:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 17 May 2010 at 15:39 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 12:35 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 1 May 2010 at 14:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.109°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.049° in the next northern standstill on 15 May 2010 at 23:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 14 May 2010 at 01:04 in ♉ Taurus, 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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