Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 November 2010 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | November 2010

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

Waxing Crescent 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 6 November 2010 at 04:52.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1846"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1937".

Beaver Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2010 after 12 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 134 / 1087

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 134 of Meeus index or 1087 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 134 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 135 length.

Lunation length same as the mean

Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67°. 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 perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 3 November 2010 at 17:22 in ♎ Libra. 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 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 388 320 km

Moon is 388 320 km (241 291 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 634 km (251 428 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 20:14 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 24 November 2010 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 20:14 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 8 November 2010 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.281°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.238° in the next northern standstill on 23 November 2010 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 21 November 2010 at 17:27 in ♉ Taurus, 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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