Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 June 2010 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Leo.

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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 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2010 after 10 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

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 129 / 1082

The Moon is 3 days 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:54, this is 11 days after last apogee on 3 June 2010 at 16:50 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 July 2010 at 10:12 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 365 937 km

This perigee Moon is 365 937 km (227 383 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 429 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 419 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 13 June 2010 at 21:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 June 2010 at 01:19 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

15 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 12 June 2010 at 07:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.030°. Next 9 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 10 days

After 10 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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