Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 December 2010 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | December 2010

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1907"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1907" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2010 after 16 days on 21 December 2010 at 08:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 134 / 1087

The Moon is 28 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 30 November 2010 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 December 2010 at 08:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 375 828 km

Moon is 375 828 km (233 529 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 408 km (251 287 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 2 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

24 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 23 November 2010 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.238°. Next day 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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