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Moon phase on 17 December 2070 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | December 2070

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 17 December 2070 at 16:05 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1950".

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2070.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 877 / 1830

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 877 of Meeus index or 1830 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 877 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2070. It is 22 minutes longer than next lunation 878 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠163.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠163.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠187.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:41, this is 13 days after last apogee on 4 December 2070 at 13:36 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 8 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 December 2070 at 07:40 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 356 442 km

This perigee Moon is 356 442 km (221 483 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2070. It is 6 066 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 17 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 12 December 2070 at 18:04 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 December 2070 at 04:13 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

19 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 in northern standstill

At 17:05 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.546°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.553° in its southern standstill point on 31 December 2070 at 07:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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