Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 April 2070 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | April 2070

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 11 April 2070 at 02:30.

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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2070 after 11 days on 25 April 2070 at 09:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 17 April 2070 at 17:32
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 25 April 2070 at 09:31
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 3 May 2070 at 13:11
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 10 May 2070 at 11:08

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 869 / 1822

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 869 of Meeus index or 1822 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 869 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 870 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠333.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠333.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.2°. 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 12 April 2070 at 16:43 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 April 2070 at 06:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 426 km

Moon is 363 426 km (225 822 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 893 km (252 210 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 11 April 2070 at 09:00 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 24 April 2070 at 13:41 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

16 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 2 April 2070 at 03:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.755°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.748° in the next northern standstill on 15 April 2070 at 06:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 25 April 2070 at 09:31 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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