Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 17 January 2010 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 15 January 2010 at 07:11.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2010 after 12 days on 30 January 2010 at 06:18.
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.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 124 of Meeus index or 1077 from Brown series.
Length of current 124 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2010. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than next lunation 125 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠164.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠188.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 01:40, this is 15 days after last perigee on 1 January 2010 at 20:36 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 January 2010 at 09:03 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 434 km (252 546 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 026 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 275 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 14 January 2010 at 23:18 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 January 2010 at 00:02 in ♋ Cancer.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 12 January 2010 at 08:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.796°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.783° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2010 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 30 January 2010 at 06:18 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.