Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 October 2010 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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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 61% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1935"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1932".

Hunter Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2010 after 23 days on 21 November 2010 at 17:27.

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 21 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 before apogee

10 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 5 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 370 371 km

The Moon is 370 371 km (230 138 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 189 km (226 297 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 28 October 2010 at 03:15 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 November 2010 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 26 October 2010 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.337°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.281° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 November 2010 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 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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