Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 13 February 2010 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2010 after 15 days on 28 February 2010 at 16:38.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 07:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 124 of Meeus index or 1077 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 40 minutes is the length of new lunation 124. 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 02:06, this is 13 days after last perigee on 30 January 2010 at 09:03 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 27 February 2010 at 21:40 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 542 km (252 613 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2010. It is 1 134 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 167 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days 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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 February 2010 at 09:11 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.
4 days after previous South standstill on 8 February 2010 at 14:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.749°. Next 9 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.