Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 October 2010 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | October 2010

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

Waning Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 23 October 2010 at 01:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1915"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1932".

Hunter Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2010 after 24 days on 21 November 2010 at 17:27.

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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 18 October 2010 at 18:18 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 November 2010 at 17:22 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 374 366 km

Moon is 374 366 km (232 620 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 189 km (226 297 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 03:15 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 9 November 2010 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 26 October 2010 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.337°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.281° in the next southern standstill on 8 November 2010 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 6 November 2010 at 04:52 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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