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Moon phase on 17 May 2070 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | May 2070

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 54% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 17 May 2070 at 02:30 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1880"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2070 after 7 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 May 2070 at 01:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 2 June 2070 at 01:26
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 8 June 2070 at 18:24
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 15 June 2070 at 13:40

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 870 / 1823

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 870 of Meeus index or 1823 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 870 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 16 minutes. It is 26 minutes longer than next lunation 871 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠350.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠350.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2070 at 01:00 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 May 2070 at 10:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 381 252 km

Moon is 381 252 km (236 899 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 329 km (252 481 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 8 May 2070 at 19:39 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 May 2070 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

22 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 after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 12 May 2070 at 15:52 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.793°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.834° in the next southern standstill on 26 May 2070 at 17:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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