Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 December 2010 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | December 2010

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 5 December 2010 at 17:36.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1817"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2010 after 12 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 135 / 1088

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 135 of Meeus index or 1088 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 135 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 27 minutes. It is 2 hours and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 136 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 43 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠67°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠103.5°. 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 apogee

7 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 4 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 394 510 km

Moon is 394 510 km (245 137 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 408 km (251 287 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 7 December 2010 at 04:15 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 December 2010 at 14:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 6 December 2010 at 02:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.233°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.238° in the next northern standstill on 20 December 2010 at 12:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 21 December 2010 at 08:13 in ♊ Gemini, 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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