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Moon phase on 27 May 2010 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | May 2010

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 27 May 2010 at 23:07 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1893".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2010.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 4 June 2010 at 22:13
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 12 June 2010 at 11:15
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 19 June 2010 at 04:30
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 26 June 2010 at 11:30

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 128 / 1081

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 128 of Meeus index or 1081 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 35 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠282.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠311.3°.

Moon after perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 20 May 2010 at 08:38 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 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 June 2010 at 16:50 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 384 573 km

The Moon is 384 573 km (238 963 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 266 km (251 199 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 17 May 2010 at 15:39 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 May 2010 at 18:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

23 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

11 days since the previous standstill on 15 May 2010 at 23:07 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.049°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-25.029° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 May 2010 at 22:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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