Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 9 August 2010 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2010 after 15 days on 24 August 2010 at 17:05.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 19:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 130 of Meeus index or 1083 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 130. 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 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2010 at 17:56 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 365 262 km (226 963 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 858 km (222 363 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 7 August 2010 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 August 2010 at 12:13 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 6 August 2010 at 02:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.984°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.929° in the next southern standstill on 18 August 2010 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.