Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 July 2070 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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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 41% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 30 July 2070 at 17:17.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2070 after 21 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

12 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 3 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 365 195 km

Moon is 365 195 km (226 922 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 129 km (226 259 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days 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 10 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

16 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 20 July 2070 at 08:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.774°. Next 2 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 5 days

After 5 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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