Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 February 2070 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | February 2070

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

Waxing Crescent 43% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 11 February 2070 at 02:52.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1941".

Snow Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2070 after 7 days on 25 February 2070 at 02:31.

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 867 / 1820

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 867 of Meeus index or 1820 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 867 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 868 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠282°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠282°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠312°. 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 15:55, this is 13 days after last apogee on 4 February 2070 at 01:19 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 March 2070 at 22:21 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 370 239 km

This perigee Moon is 370 239 km (230 056 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2070. It is 7 731 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 117 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 15 February 2070 at 19:12 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2070 at 00:18 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

15 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 6 February 2070 at 10:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.101°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.990° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2070 at 18:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 25 February 2070 at 02:31 in ♍ Virgo, 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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