Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 29 January 2010 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 23 January 2010 at 10:53.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2010 after 1 day on 30 January 2010 at 06:18.
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.
The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 17 January 2010 at 01:40 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 January 2010 at 09:03 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 363 908 km (226 122 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 593 km (221 577 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 00:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 11 February 2010 at 04:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 26 January 2010 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.783°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.749° in the next southern standstill on 8 February 2010 at 14:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day 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.