Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 October 2010 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | October 2010

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

Waxing Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 14 October 2010 at 21:27.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1925".

Hunter Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2010 after 6 days on 23 October 2010 at 01:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 133 / 1086

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 133 of Meeus index or 1086 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 37 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 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠20.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠20.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠39.7°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 6 October 2010 at 13:41 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 October 2010 at 18:18 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 402 232 km

The Moon is 402 232 km (249 935 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 433 km (251 924 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 13 October 2010 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 October 2010 at 03:15 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 12 October 2010 at 07:49 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.457°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.337° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 October 2010 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 23 October 2010 at 01:36 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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