Quarter* ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 3 June 2010 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 27 May 2010 at 23:07.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2010 after 22 days on 26 June 2010 at 11:30.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 128 of Meeus index or 1081 from Brown series.
Length of current 128 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes longer than next lunation 129 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠311.3°. 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 16:50, this is 14 days after last perigee on 20 May 2010 at 08:38 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 June 2010 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 266 km (251 199 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 142 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 443 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 30 May 2010 at 18:07 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 June 2010 at 21:54 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 28 May 2010 at 22:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.029°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.030° in the next northern standstill on 12 June 2010 at 07:06 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 12 June 2010 at 11:15 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.