Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 December 2010 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2010 | December 2010

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 December 2010 at 17:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1837"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1837" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 13 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 135 / 1088

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 135 of Meeus index or 1088 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 27 minutes. It is 2 hours and 1 minute 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 43 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 20 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠67°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠67°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠103.5°.

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 30 November 2010 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 December 2010 at 08:34 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 390 094 km

The Moon is 390 094 km (242 393 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 408 km (251 287 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 04:15 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 21 December 2010 at 14:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 04:15 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 6 December 2010 at 02:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.233°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.238° at the point of next northern standstill on 20 December 2010 at 12:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 21 December 2010 at 08:13 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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