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Moon phase on 8 March 2010 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | March 2010

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

Last Quarter 42% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 7 March 2010 at 15:42 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1805"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2010 after 21 days on 30 March 2010 at 02:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 6 April 2010 at 09:37

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before perigee

8 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 3 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 397 111 km

The Moon is 397 111 km (246 753 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 011 km (252 284 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 25 February 2010 at 09:11 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

25 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 after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 7 March 2010 at 21:18 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.566°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 14 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.420° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 March 2010 at 12:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 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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