Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 May 2010 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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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 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 27 May 2010 at 23:07.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1820"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1893".

Flower Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2010 after 27 days on 26 June 2010 at 11:30.

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

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

9 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 5 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 393 780 km

Moon is 393 780 km (244 684 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 266 km (251 199 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 day, 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

25 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 southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 28 May 2010 at 22:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.029°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.030° in the next northern standstill on 12 June 2010 at 07:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 12 June 2010 at 11:15 in ♊ Gemini, 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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