Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 October 2010 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | October 2010

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

Waxing Crescent 36% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 7 October 2010 at 18:44.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1832"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1923".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2010 after 9 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 133 / 1086

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 133 of Meeus index or 1086 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 133 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 134 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠20.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠20.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.7°. 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 apogee

6 days after point of perigee on 6 October 2010 at 13:41 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 October 2010 at 18:18 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 391 328 km

Moon is 391 328 km (243 160 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 433 km (251 924 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 15:36 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 28 October 2010 at 03:15 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 15:36 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 12 October 2010 at 07:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.457°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.337° in the next northern standstill on 26 October 2010 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 23 October 2010 at 01:36 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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