Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 21 September 2010 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 15 September 2010 at 05:50.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2010 after 1 day on 23 September 2010 at 09:17.
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.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 132 of Meeus index or 1085 from Brown series.
Length of current 132 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 133 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠20.4°. 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 08:03, this is 13 days after last perigee on 8 September 2010 at 04:00 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 October 2010 at 13:41 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 406 169 km (252 382 mi) away from Earth. It is 761 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 540 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 16 September 2010 at 13:56 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 1 October 2010 at 02:42 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 14 September 2010 at 23:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.710°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.555° in the next northern standstill on 29 September 2010 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 23 September 2010 at 09:17 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.