Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 August 2070 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | August 2070

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

Waxing Crescent 37% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 6 August 2070 at 08:51.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1894".

Sturgeon Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2070 after 9 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 873 / 1826

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 873 of Meeus index or 1826 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 873 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 874 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠40.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠40.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠66.1°. 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 3 August 2070 at 20:19 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 15 August 2070 at 17:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 849 km

Moon is 399 849 km (248 455 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 491 km (251 339 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 11 August 2070 at 02:20 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 August 2070 at 10:33 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

9 days after previous North standstill on 3 August 2070 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.683°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.601° in the next southern standstill on 16 August 2070 at 16:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 21 August 2070 at 19:54 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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