Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 June 2070 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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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 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2070 after 2 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 13 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 14:15, this is 13 days after last perigee on 8 June 2070 at 10:48 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 July 2070 at 18:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 406 125 km

This apogee Moon is 406 125 km (252 354 mi) away from Earth. It is 717 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 584 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 17 June 2070 at 21:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 July 2070 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

3 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 before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 9 June 2070 at 03:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.846°. Next day 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 2 days

After 2 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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