Moon* ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 6 October 2010 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 1 October 2010 at 03:52.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2010 after 16 days on 23 October 2010 at 01:36.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee on this date at 13:41, this is 15 days after last apogee on 21 September 2010 at 08:03 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 October 2010 at 18:18 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 359 453 km (223 354 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 055 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 903 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 1 October 2010 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 October 2010 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 29 September 2010 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.555°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.457° in the next southern standstill on 12 October 2010 at 07:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day 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.