Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 13 August 2070 at 19:40.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2070 after 2 days on 21 August 2070 at 19:54.
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.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 873 of Meeus index or 1826 from Brown series.
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.
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.
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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 15 August 2070 at 17:17 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 August 2070 at 22:39 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 399 360 km (248 151 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 889 km (229 217 mi).
8 days 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 August 2070 at 10:33 in ♈ Aries.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 16 August 2070 at 16:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.601°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.509° in the next northern standstill on 30 August 2070 at 07:55 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.