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Moon phase on 15 July 2070 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | July 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 ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 July 2070 at 03:26 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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2070 after 7 days on 23 July 2070 at 07:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 23 July 2070 at 07:02
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 30 July 2070 at 17:17
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 6 August 2070 at 08:51
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 13 August 2070 at 19:40

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 872 / 1825

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 872 of Meeus index or 1825 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 872 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours shorter than next lunation 873 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠21.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠40.1°. 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

8 days after point of perigee on 6 July 2070 at 18:57 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 July 2070 at 01:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 398 518 km

Moon is 398 518 km (247 628 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 342 km (251 868 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 14 July 2070 at 23:10 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 July 2070 at 08:38 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

1 day 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 6 July 2070 at 14:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.816°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.774° in the next southern standstill on 20 July 2070 at 08:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 23 July 2070 at 07:02 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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