Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 12 February 2010 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 5 February 2010 at 23:49.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2010 after 16 days on 28 February 2010 at 16:38.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2010 at 09:03 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 February 2010 at 02:06 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 405 239 km (251 804 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 542 km (252 613 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 11 February 2010 at 04:58 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 February 2010 at 09:11 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 8 February 2010 at 14:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.749°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.657° in the next northern standstill on 23 February 2010 at 06:00 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 14 February 2010 at 02:51 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.