Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 23 October 2010 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1929".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2010.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 133 of Meeus index or 1086 from Brown series.
Length of current 133 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 7 minutes. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 18 October 2010 at 18:18 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 November 2010 at 17:22 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 396 774 km (246 544 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 189 km (226 297 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 13 October 2010 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 October 2010 at 03:15 in ♋ Cancer.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 12 October 2010 at 07:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.457°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.337° in the next northern standstill on 26 October 2010 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.