Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 October 2010 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | October 2010

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

Waning Crescent 35% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 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 October 2010 at 03:52.

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1945"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1917".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2010 after 20 days on 23 October 2010 at 01:36.

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 132 / 1085

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

11 days 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 4 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 368 572 km

Moon is 368 572 km (229 020 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 453 km (223 354 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 1 October 2010 at 02:42 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 13 October 2010 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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

2 days after previous North standstill on 29 September 2010 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.555°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.457° in the next southern standstill on 12 October 2010 at 07:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 7 October 2010 at 18:44 in ♎ Libra, 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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