Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 9 April 2010 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 6 April 2010 at 09:37.
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 ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2010 after 19 days on 28 April 2010 at 12:18.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 126 of Meeus index or 1079 from Brown series.
Length of current 126 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 127 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠215.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠247.4°. 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 02:45, this is 11 days after last perigee on 28 March 2010 at 04:56 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 April 2010 at 20:59 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 999 km (251 655 mi) away from Earth. It is 409 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 710 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 6 April 2010 at 09:45 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 20 April 2010 at 13:38 in ♋ Cancer.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 4 April 2010 at 05:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.311°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.182° in the next northern standstill on 18 April 2010 at 17:15 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 14 April 2010 at 12:29 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.