Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 July 2010 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | July 2010

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 18 July 2010 at 10:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1840"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2010 after 3 days on 26 July 2010 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 130 / 1083

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 130 of Meeus index or 1083 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes. It is 6 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 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠349.5°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2010 at 11:21 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 July 2010 at 23:50 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 389 543 km

The Moon is 389 543 km (242 051 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 955 km (252 249 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 11 July 2010 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 July 2010 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at southern standstill

At 11:12 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-25.034°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠24.984° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 6 August 2010 at 02:49.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 26 July 2010 at 01:37 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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