Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 June 2070 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | June 2070

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

Waxing Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 15 June 2070 at 13:40.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1806"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2070 after 6 days on 23 June 2070 at 16:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 23 June 2070 at 16:57
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 1 July 2070 at 10:33
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 8 July 2070 at 01:14
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 15 July 2070 at 03:26

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 871 / 1824

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 871 of Meeus index or 1824 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

Length of current 871 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 50 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2070. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 872 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠5.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.1°. 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 8 June 2070 at 10:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 June 2070 at 14:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 396 924 km

Moon is 396 924 km (246 637 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 125 km (252 354 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 21:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 2 July 2070 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 21:35 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 9 June 2070 at 03:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.846°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.860° in the next southern standstill on 23 June 2070 at 00:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 23 June 2070 at 16:57 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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