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Moon phase on 19 January 2070 Sunday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | January 2070

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

First Quarter 47% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 19 January 2070 at 18:31 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2070 after 7 days on 26 January 2070 at 12:59.

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 866 / 1819

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 866 of Meeus index or 1819 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 866 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes longer than next lunation 867 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠244.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠244.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282°. 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 before perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 7 January 2070 at 04:45 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2070 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 365 439 km

Moon is 365 439 km (227 073 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 854 km (227 953 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 18:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 1 February 2070 at 20:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

13 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 northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 10 January 2070 at 01:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.284°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.199° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2070 at 11:28 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 26 January 2070 at 12:59 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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