Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 September 2070 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | September 2070

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

Waning Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 20 September 2070 at 07:47.

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1913".

Harvest Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2070 after 25 days on 19 October 2070 at 18:59.

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

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:02, this is 12 days after last apogee on 12 September 2070 at 12:02 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 October 2070 at 07:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 697 km

This perigee Moon is 368 697 km (229 098 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 189 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 659 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 21 September 2070 at 16:24 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 4 October 2070 at 16:29 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 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 13 September 2070 at 00:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.435°. Next 2 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 9 days

After 9 days on 4 October 2070 at 07:01 in ♎ Libra, 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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