Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 28 November 2010 Sunday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | November 2010

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 54% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 November 2010 at 20:36 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1945".

Cold Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2010 after 22 days on 21 December 2010 at 08:13.

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 before perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 November 2010 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 985 km

Moon is 363 985 km (226 170 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 439 km (229 559 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 24 November 2010 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 December 2010 at 04:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

18 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 23 November 2010 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.238°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.233° in the next southern standstill on 6 December 2010 at 02:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 5 December 2010 at 17:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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