Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 23 November 2010 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 21 November 2010 at 17:27.
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 is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2010 after 27 days on 21 December 2010 at 08:13.
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.
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 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°).
8 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 November 2010 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 381 156 km (236 839 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 439 km (229 559 mi).
13 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.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 04:24 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.238°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2010. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.233° in its southern standstill point on 6 December 2010 at 02:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 5 December 2010 at 17:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.