Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 27 June 2010 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 26 June 2010 at 11:30.
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 is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2010 after 28 days on 26 July 2010 at 01:37.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 129 of Meeus index or 1082 from Brown series.
Length of current 129 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 130 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠311.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.7°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 15 June 2010 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 July 2010 at 10:12 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 399 357 km (248 149 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 036 km (251 678 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 01:19 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 11 July 2010 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer.
At 01:19 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 25 June 2010 at 05:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.038°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.043° in the next northern standstill on 9 July 2010 at 16:50 in ♊ Gemini.
After 14 days on 11 July 2010 at 19:40 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.