Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 September 2010 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | September 2010

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

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 1 September 2010 at 17:22.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1916"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1902".

Harvest Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2010 after 19 days on 23 September 2010 at 09:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 131 / 1084

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 131 of Meeus index or 1084 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 131 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2010. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 132 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠349.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 25 August 2010 at 05:51 in ♓ Pisces. 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 8 September 2010 at 04:00 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 374 148 km

Moon is 374 148 km (232 485 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 193 km (221 949 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after its ascending node on 20 August 2010 at 12:13 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 September 2010 at 00:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the first to the middle part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 2 September 2010 at 11:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.807°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.710° in the next southern standstill on 14 September 2010 at 23:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 8 September 2010 at 10:30 in ♍ Virgo, 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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