Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 January 2070 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waning Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 26 January 2070 at 12:59.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1813"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1948".

Wolf Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2070 after 25 days on 25 February 2070 at 02:31.

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 866 / 1819

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 23 January 2070 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 February 2070 at 01:19 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 395 430 km

Moon is 395 430 km (245 709 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 362 km (251 259 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 2 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

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 23 January 2070 at 11:28 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.199°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.101° in the next southern standstill on 6 February 2070 at 10:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 11 February 2070 at 02:52 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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