Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 April 2010 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | April 2010

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

Waning Gibbous 68% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 30 March 2010 at 02:25.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1816"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1918".

Worm Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2010 after 24 days on 28 April 2010 at 12:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 6 April 2010 at 09:37
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 14 April 2010 at 12:29
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 21 April 2010 at 18:20
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 28 April 2010 at 12:18

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 126 / 1079

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 126 of Meeus index or 1079 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 53 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 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠215.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠215.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠247.4°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 28 March 2010 at 04:56 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 April 2010 at 02:45 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 394 628 km

The Moon is 394 628 km (245 210 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 999 km (251 655 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 24 March 2010 at 13:05 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 6 April 2010 at 09:45 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 at southern standstill

At 05:23 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-25.311°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠25.182° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 18 April 2010 at 17:15.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 14 April 2010 at 12:29 in ♈ Aries 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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