Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 31 July 2010 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 26 July 2010 at 01:37.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2010 after 24 days on 24 August 2010 at 17:05.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 28 July 2010 at 23:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2010 at 17:56 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 401 679 km (249 592 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 858 km (222 363 mi).
7 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 August 2010 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 22 July 2010 at 11:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.034°. Next 5 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 9 days on 10 August 2010 at 03:08 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.