Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 July 2010 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | July 2010

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 14% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 4 July 2010 at 14:35.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1873"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1873" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2010 after 17 days on 26 July 2010 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 11 July 2010 at 19:40
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 18 July 2010 at 10:11
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 26 July 2010 at 01:37
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 3 August 2010 at 04:59

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 129 / 1082

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 129 of Meeus index or 1082 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes. It is 58 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 4 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠311.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠311.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠332.7°.

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 1 July 2010 at 10:12 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 July 2010 at 11:21 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 382 666 km

The Moon is 382 666 km (237 778 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 116 km (224 387 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 27 June 2010 at 01:19 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 July 2010 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 25 June 2010 at 05:09 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.038°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠25.043° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 July 2010 at 16:50 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 11 July 2010 at 19:40 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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