Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 2 February 2070 Sunday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | February 2070

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

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 3 February 2070 at 04:46 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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2070 after 22 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

10 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 day, 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 404 201 km

Moon is 404 201 km (251 159 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 362 km (251 259 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 1 February 2070 at 20:26 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 February 2070 at 19:12 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 23 January 2070 at 11:28 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.199°. Next 3 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 8 days

After 8 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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