Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 7 October 2010 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2010 after 15 days on 23 October 2010 at 01:36.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 18:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 133 of Meeus index or 1086 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 7 minutes is the length of new lunation 133. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 134 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠20.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.7°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 6 October 2010 at 13:41 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 October 2010 at 18:18 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 365 691 km (227 230 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 433 km (251 924 mi).
6 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 October 2010 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 29 September 2010 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.555°. Next 4 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.