Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 December 2070 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | December 2070

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

Waning Crescent 30% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 24 December 2070 at 09:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1822"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2071 after 20 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 07:40, this is 8 days after last apogee on 17 December 2070 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 5 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 31 December 2070 at 14:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 361 240 km

This perigee Moon is 361 240 km (224 464 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 268 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 116 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 25 December 2070 at 04:13 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 January 2071 at 19:49 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 17 December 2070 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.546°. Next 4 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 6 days

After 6 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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