Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 25 August 2010 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Pisces.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 ∠11° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1899".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 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 131 of Meeus index or 1084 from Brown series.
Length of current 131 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2010. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 132 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:51, this is 14 days after last perigee on 10 August 2010 at 17:56 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 8 September 2010 at 04:00 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 406 390 km (252 519 mi) away from Earth. It is 982 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 319 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 20 August 2010 at 12:13 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 September 2010 at 00:16 in ♋ Cancer.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 18 August 2010 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.929°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.807° in the next northern standstill on 2 September 2010 at 11:20 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.