Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 March 2010 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | March 2010

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 28 February 2010 at 16:38.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1916"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1935".

Snow Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2010 after 26 days on 30 March 2010 at 02:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 7 March 2010 at 15:42
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 15 March 2010 at 21:01
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 23 March 2010 at 11:00
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 30 March 2010 at 02:25

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 125 / 1078

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 125 of Meeus index or 1078 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 10 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 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 5 hours and 26 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠188.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠188.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠215.2°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 27 February 2010 at 21:40 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 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 March 2010 at 10:07 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 374 034 km

The Moon is 374 034 km (232 414 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 011 km (252 284 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 25 February 2010 at 09:11 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 March 2010 at 08:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

20 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

8 days since the previous standstill on 23 February 2010 at 06:00 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.657°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.566° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 March 2010 at 21:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 15 March 2010 at 21:01 in ♓ Pisces 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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