Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 May 2070 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | May 2070

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

Waning Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 25 April 2070 at 09:31.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1794"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1904".

Pink Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2070 after 23 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 3 May 2070 at 13:11
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 10 May 2070 at 11:08
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 17 May 2070 at 02:30
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 May 2070 at 01:37

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 869 / 1822

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 28 April 2070 at 06:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 May 2070 at 01:00 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 399 504 km

Moon is 399 504 km (248 240 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 790 km (222 320 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 24 April 2070 at 13:41 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 May 2070 at 19:39 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

6 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 after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 29 April 2070 at 10:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.761°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.793° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2070 at 15:52 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 10 May 2070 at 11:08 in ♉ Taurus, 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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