Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 October 2070 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | October 2070

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 19 October 2070 at 18:59.

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 passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1928".

Hunter Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2070 after 27 days on 18 November 2070 at 05:40.

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 875 / 1828

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 875 of Meeus index or 1828 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 875 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 876 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠100.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠100.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠134.9°. 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

11 days after point of apogee on 10 October 2070 at 07:45 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 October 2070 at 03:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 366 297 km

Moon is 366 297 km (227 606 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 541 km (225 894 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 19 October 2070 at 01:49 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 31 October 2070 at 23:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

16 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 10 October 2070 at 08:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.377°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.400° in the next northern standstill on 23 October 2070 at 19:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 2 November 2070 at 22:42 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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