Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 5 December 2010 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2010 after 15 days on 21 December 2010 at 08:13.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 17:36 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 135 of Meeus index or 1088 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 27 minutes is the length of new lunation 135. It is 2 hours and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 136 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 43 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠103.5°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 30 November 2010 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 December 2010 at 08:34 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 380 497 km (236 430 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 408 km (251 287 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 24 November 2010 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 December 2010 at 04:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 23 November 2010 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.238°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.233° in the next southern standstill on 6 December 2010 at 02:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.