Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 July 2070 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | July 2070

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

Waning Crescent 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 1 July 2070 at 10:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2070 after 20 days on 23 July 2070 at 07:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 8 July 2070 at 01:14
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 15 July 2070 at 03:26
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 23 July 2070 at 07:02
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 30 July 2070 at 17:17

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 21 June 2070 at 14:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 July 2070 at 18:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 369 417 km

Moon is 369 417 km (229 545 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 714 km (223 516 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 07:45 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 14 July 2070 at 23:10 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

14 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

9 days after previous South standstill on 23 June 2070 at 00:15 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.860°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.816° in the next northern standstill on 6 July 2070 at 14:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 8 July 2070 at 01:14 in ♋ Cancer, 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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