Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 May 2010 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | May 2010

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 14 May 2010 at 01:04.

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 ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1900"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1900" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2010 after 12 days on 27 May 2010 at 23:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 12 June 2010 at 11:15

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 128 / 1081

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 128 of Meeus index or 1081 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 128 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes longer than next lunation 129 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠282.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠311.3°. 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

8 days 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 4 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 377 176 km

Moon is 377 176 km (234 366 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 729 km (229 739 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 2 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

11 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 23:07 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠25.049°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-25.029° in its southern standstill point on 28 May 2010 at 22:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 27 May 2010 at 23:07 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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