Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 November 2010 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | November 2010

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

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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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 28 November 2010 at 20:36.

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 is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2010 after 20 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:09, this is 15 days after last apogee on 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 13 December 2010 at 08:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 369 439 km

This perigee Moon is 369 439 km (229 559 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 931 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 917 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 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 6 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

20 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 23 November 2010 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.238°. Next 5 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 5 days

After 5 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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