Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 29 November 2010 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | November 2010

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 43% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 November 2010 at 20:36 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1945".

Cold Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2010 after 21 days on 21 December 2010 at 08:13.

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 134 / 1087

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 134 of Meeus index or 1087 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 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 same as the mean

The length of the current synodic month is equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠67°.

Moon before apogee

14 days after point of apogee on 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 November 2010 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 302 km

The Moon is 363 302 km (225 745 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 439 km (229 559 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 24 November 2010 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 December 2010 at 04:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

19 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

6 days since the previous standstill on 23 November 2010 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.238°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.233° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 December 2010 at 02:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 5 December 2010 at 17:36 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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