Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 June 2010 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | June 2010

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

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

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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 12 June 2010 at 11:15.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1933"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2010 after 12 days on 26 June 2010 at 11:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 19 June 2010 at 04:30
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 26 June 2010 at 11:30
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 4 July 2010 at 14:35
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 11 July 2010 at 19:40

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 129 / 1082

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 129 of Meeus index or 1082 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 129 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 130 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠311.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠311.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.7°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 3 June 2010 at 16:50 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 June 2010 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 370 884 km

Moon is 370 884 km (230 457 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 937 km (227 383 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 21:54 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 27 June 2010 at 01:19 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

13 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 northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 12 June 2010 at 07:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.030°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.038° in the next southern standstill on 25 June 2010 at 05:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 26 June 2010 at 11:30 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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