Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 January 2070 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | January 2070

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

Waxing Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 19 January 2070 at 18:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1949".

Wolf Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2070 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:43, this is 15 days after last apogee on 7 January 2070 at 04:45 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 February 2070 at 01:19 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 366 854 km

This perigee Moon is 366 854 km (227 953 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 346 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 502 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 19 January 2070 at 18:41 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 February 2070 at 20:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 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 in northern standstill

At 11:28 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠19.199°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2070. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-19.101° in its southern standstill point on 6 February 2070 at 10:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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