Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 24 December 2070 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | December 2070

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 49% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 December 2070 at 09:31 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1866"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1866" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2071 after 22 days on 16 January 2071 at 02:35.

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 877 / 1830

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 before perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 17 December 2070 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 December 2070 at 07:40 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 384 168 km

Moon is 384 168 km (238 711 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 240 km (224 464 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 day, 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

26 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 after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 17 December 2070 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.546°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.553° in the next southern standstill on 31 December 2070 at 07:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 1 January 2071 at 12:15 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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