Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 26 July 2010 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1889".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2010.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
13 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 July 2010 at 23:50 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 403 345 km (250 627 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 955 km (252 249 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 24 July 2010 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 August 2010 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 22 July 2010 at 11:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.034°. Next 10 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.