2010 Phases of the Moon

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2010 Phases of the moon
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time
            7 January 10:39
15 January 07:11 23 January 10:53 30 January 06:18 5 February 23:48
14 February 02:51 22 February 00:42 28 February 16:38 7 March 15:42
15 March 21:01 23 March 11:00 30 March 02:25 6 April 09:37
14 April 12:29 21 April 18:20 28 April 12:18 6 May 04:15
14 May 01 04 20 May 23:43 27 May 23:07 4 June 22:13
12 June 11:15 19 June 04:29 26 June 11:30 4 July 14:35
11 July 19:40 18 July 10:11 26 July 01:37 3 August 04:59
10 August 03:08 16 August 18:14 24 August 17:05 1 September 17:22
8 September 10:30 15 September 05:50 23 September 09:17 1 October 03:52
7 October 18:44 14 October 21:27 23 October 01:36 30 October 12:46
6 November 04:52 13 November 16:39 21 November 17:27 28 November 20:36
5 December 17:36 13 December 13:59 21 December 08:13 28 December 04:18
Perigee and Apogee dates and times
Perigee Apogee
Day Time Distance in
kilometresa
Closest
or most
distantb
Intervalc Day Time Distance in
kilometresa
Closest
or most
distantb
Intervalc
  1. For each perigee and apogee the distance in kilometres between the centres of the Earth and Moon is given. Perigee and apogee distances are usually accurate to within a few kilometres compared to values calculated with the definitive ELP 2000-82 theory of the lunar orbit; the maximum error over the years 1977 through 2022 is 12km in perigee distance and 6km at apogee.
  2. The closest perigee and most distant apogee of the year are marked with "++" if closer in time to full Moon or "--" if closer to new Moon. Other close-to-maximum apogees and perigees are flagged with a single character, again indicating the nearer phase. Following the flags is the interval between the moment of perigee or apogee and the closest new or full phase; extrema cluster on the shorter intervals, with a smaller bias toward months surrounding the Earth's perihelion in early January.
  3. "F" indicates the perigee or apogee is closer to full Moon, and "N" that new Moon is closer. The sign indicates whether the perigee or apogee is before ("-") or after ("+") the indicated phase, followed by the interval in days and hours. Scan for plus signs to find "photo opportunities" where the Moon is full close to apogee and perigee.
30 January 09:04 356592 ++ F+ 2h 13 February 02:07 406541 -- N-1d 0h
27 February 21:41 357831   F- 18h 12 March 10:08 406009   N-3d10h
28 March 04:57 361876   F-1d21h 9 April 02:46 404997   N-5d 9h
24 April 21:00 367141   F-3d15h 6 May 21:54 404230   N-7d 3h
20 May 08:40 369728   N+6d 7h 3 June 16:52 404264   F+6d17h
15 June 14:55 365936   N+3d 3h 1 July 10:13 405035   F+4d22h
13 July 11:22 361114   N+1d15h 28 July 23:51 405954   F+2d22h
10 August 17:57 357857   N+ 14h 25 August 05:52 406389 + F+ 12h
8 September 04:02 357191   N- 6h 21 September 08:04 406167 + F-2d 1h
6 October 13:42 359452   N-1d 5h 18 October 18:19 405432   F-4d 7h
3 November 17:23 364188   N-2d11h 15 November 11:48 404633   F-6d 5h
30 November 19:10 369438   N-4d22h 13 December 08:36 404407   N+7d14h
25 December 12:25 368462   F+4d 4h          

Earth Seasons 2010

Perihelion Aphelion Equinoxes Solstices
Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time
3 January 02:00 6 July 13:00 20 March 17:32 23 September 03:09 21 June 11:28 21 December 23:38

Topic contact: astro@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013