Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 April 2070 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | April 2070

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

Waning Gibbous 63% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1919".

Worm Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2070 after 22 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 21 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 31 March 2070 at 17:01 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 April 2070 at 16:43 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 403 296 km

Moon is 403 296 km (250 597 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 956 km (224 288 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 28 March 2070 at 06:44 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 April 2070 at 09:00 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

5 days 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 in southern standstill

At 03:16 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.755°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.748° in its northern standstill point on 15 April 2070 at 06:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 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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