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Moon phase on 5 June 2010 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 4 June 2010 at 22:13 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2010 after 20 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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 3 June 2010 at 16:50 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 June 2010 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 403 600 km (250 785 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 937 km (227 383 mi).
5 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 June 2010 at 21:54 in ♋ Cancer.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 28 May 2010 at 22:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.029°. Next 6 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 6 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.