Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 September 2070 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | September 2070

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 12 September 2070 at 13:44.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1840"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1910".

Harvest Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2070 after 1 day 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 874 / 1827

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 874 of Meeus index or 1827 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 874 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 33 minutes. It is 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 875 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠66.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠66.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠100.2°. 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 12 September 2070 at 12:02 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 24 September 2070 at 22:02 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 389 451 km

Moon is 389 451 km (241 994 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 697 km (229 098 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 7 September 2070 at 08:29 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 September 2070 at 16:24 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

11 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 after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 13 September 2070 at 00:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.435°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.394° in the next northern standstill on 26 September 2070 at 13:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 20 September 2070 at 07:47 in ♓ Pisces, 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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