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Moon phase on 28 May 2010 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | May 2010

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 27 May 2010 at 23:07 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1841"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1893".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2010.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 4 June 2010 at 22:13
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 12 June 2010 at 11:15
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 19 June 2010 at 04:30
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 26 June 2010 at 11:30

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 128 / 1081

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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 apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 20 May 2010 at 08:38 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 June 2010 at 16:50 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 389 323 km

Moon is 389 323 km (241 914 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 266 km (251 199 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 17 May 2010 at 15:39 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 May 2010 at 18:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

24 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 in southern standstill

At 22:09 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.029°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.030° in its northern standstill point on 12 June 2010 at 07:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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