Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 August 2070 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | August 2070

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 21 August 2070 at 19:54.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1899"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1898".

Sturgeon Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2070 after 26 days on 20 September 2070 at 07:47.

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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

8 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 August 2070 at 22:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 377 418 km

Moon is 377 418 km (234 517 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 889 km (229 217 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 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 day, 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

13 days 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 northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 16 August 2070 at 16:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.601°. Next 5 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.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 4 September 2070 at 18:29 in ♍ Virgo, 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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