Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 November 2010 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | November 2010

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 30 October 2010 at 12:46.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1935".

Beaver Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2010 after 18 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 17:22. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 18 October 2010 at 18:18 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 364 189 km

This perigee Moon is 364 189 km (226 297 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 681 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 167 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

6 days after descending node on 28 October 2010 at 03:15 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 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

20 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 before southern standstill

7 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 5 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 2 days

In 2 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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