Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 September 2010 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | September 2010

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 7 days on 15 September 2010 at 05:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1912".

Harvest Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2010 after 1 day on 23 September 2010 at 09:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 132 / 1085

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 132 of Meeus index or 1085 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

Length of current 132 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 133 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠4.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠20.4°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 21 September 2010 at 08:03 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 October 2010 at 13:41 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 405 117 km

Moon is 405 117 km (251 728 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 453 km (223 354 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 16 September 2010 at 13:56 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 October 2010 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 14 September 2010 at 23:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.710°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.555° in the next northern standstill on 29 September 2010 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 23 September 2010 at 09:17 in ♈ Aries, 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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