Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 3 January 2070 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | January 2070

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

Last Quarter 58% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 4 January 2070 at 07:16 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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1801"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2070 after 23 days on 26 January 2070 at 12:59.

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 865 / 1818

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 865 of Meeus index or 1818 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 865 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 866 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠211.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠211.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 31 December 2069 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 January 2070 at 04:45 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 397 953 km

Moon is 397 953 km (247 277 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 122 km (251 731 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 23 December 2069 at 17:14 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 January 2070 at 18:42 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 27 December 2069 at 01:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.319°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.284° in the next southern standstill on 10 January 2070 at 01:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 12 January 2070 at 11:22 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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