Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 30 July 2070 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | July 2070

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

Last Quarter 52% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 30 July 2070 at 17:17 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1949"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2070 after 22 days on 21 August 2070 at 19:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 19 July 2070 at 01:07 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 3 August 2070 at 20:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 367 763 km

Moon is 367 763 km (228 517 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 129 km (226 259 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 29 July 2070 at 08:38 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 August 2070 at 02:20 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

15 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 20 July 2070 at 08:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.774°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.683° in the next northern standstill on 3 August 2070 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 6 August 2070 at 08:51 in ♌ Leo, 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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