Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 13 July 2010 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 July 2010 at 19:40.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2010 after 12 days on 26 July 2010 at 01:37.
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.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 130 of Meeus index or 1083 from Brown series.
Length of current 130 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes. It is 6 minutes longer than next lunation 131 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.5°. 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 perigee on this date at 11:21, this is 12 days after last apogee on 1 July 2010 at 10:12 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 July 2010 at 23:50 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 361 116 km (224 387 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 392 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 240 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 11 July 2010 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 July 2010 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 9 July 2010 at 16:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.043°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.034° in the next southern standstill on 22 July 2010 at 11:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 26 July 2010 at 01:37 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.