Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 September 2010 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | September 2010

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 8 September 2010 at 10:30.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2010 after 13 days on 23 September 2010 at 09:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 132 / 1085

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 132 of Meeus index or 1085 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠4.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠4.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠20.4°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 8 September 2010 at 04:00 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 September 2010 at 08:03 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 364 881 km

The Moon is 364 881 km (226 727 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 169 km (252 382 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 4 September 2010 at 00:16 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 16 September 2010 at 13:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 2 September 2010 at 11:20 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.807°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.710° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 September 2010 at 23:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 23 September 2010 at 09:17 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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