Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 October 2010 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | October 2010

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 23 October 2010 at 01:36.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1929".

Hunter Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2010 after 28 days on 21 November 2010 at 17:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 133 / 1086

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 18 October 2010 at 18:18 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 November 2010 at 17:22 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 392 758 km

The Moon is 392 758 km (244 049 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 189 km (226 297 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 13 October 2010 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 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

10 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 before northern standstill

12 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 2 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 12 days

In 12 days on 6 November 2010 at 04:52 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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