Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 5 February 2010 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | February 2010

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 55% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 February 2010 at 23:49 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1878"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1878" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2010 after 23 days on 28 February 2010 at 16:38.

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 124 / 1077

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 124 of Meeus index or 1077 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.82 days

The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 7 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠164.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠164.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠188.9°.

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2010 at 09:03 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 February 2010 at 02:06 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 381 693 km

The Moon is 381 693 km (237 173 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 542 km (252 613 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 29 January 2010 at 00:02 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 February 2010 at 04:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 26 January 2010 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.783°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.749° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 February 2010 at 14:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 14 February 2010 at 02:51 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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