Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 22 November 2010 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.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 ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1943".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 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 134 of Meeus index or 1087 from Brown series.
Length of current 134 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 135 length.
Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 November 2010 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 385 943 km (239 814 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 439 km (229 559 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 9 November 2010 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 November 2010 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 8 November 2010 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.281°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.238° in the next northern standstill on 23 November 2010 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.