Quarter ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 29 September 2010 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 23 September 2010 at 09:17.
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 ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2010 after 23 days on 23 October 2010 at 01:36.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 21 September 2010 at 08:03 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 October 2010 at 13:41 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 381 272 km (236 911 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 453 km (223 354 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 October 2010 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 17:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.555°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.457° in its southern standstill point on 12 October 2010 at 07:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 7 October 2010 at 18:44 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.