Moon ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 24 July 2010 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 18 July 2010 at 10:11.
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 is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2010 after 1 day 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 13 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.
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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2010 at 11:21 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 July 2010 at 23:50 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 397 756 km (247 154 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 955 km (252 249 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 07:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 7 August 2010 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.
At 07:59 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 22 July 2010 at 11:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.034°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.984° in the next northern standstill on 6 August 2010 at 02:49 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.