Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 March 2070 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | March 2070

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 26 March 2070 at 17:31.

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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1922".

Worm Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2070 after 27 days on 25 April 2070 at 09:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 3 April 2070 at 21:23
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 11 April 2070 at 02:30
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 17 April 2070 at 17:32
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 25 April 2070 at 09:31

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 868 / 1821

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 868 of Meeus index or 1821 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 868 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 38 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 869 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠312°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠312°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠333.5°. 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

12 days after point of perigee on 15 March 2070 at 17:55 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 March 2070 at 17:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 596 km

Moon is 401 596 km (249 540 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 036 km (251 678 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 06:44 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 11 April 2070 at 09:00 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 06:44 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 19 March 2070 at 00:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.809°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.755° in the next southern standstill on 2 April 2070 at 03:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 11 April 2070 at 02:30 in ♈ Aries, 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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