Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 May 2010 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | May 2010

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

Waning Crescent 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 6 May 2010 at 04:15.

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2010 after 20 days on 27 May 2010 at 23:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 4 June 2010 at 22:13

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 6 May 2010 at 21:53 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 May 2010 at 08:38 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 341 km

Moon is 405 341 km (251 867 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 729 km (229 739 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 3 May 2010 at 12:35 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 May 2010 at 15:39 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 1 May 2010 at 14:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.109°. Next 8 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 6 days

After 6 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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