Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 5 January 2070 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 4 January 2070 at 07:16.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2070 after 21 days on 26 January 2070 at 12:59.
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.
The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 865 of Meeus index or 1818 from Brown series.
Length of current 865 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 866 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠211.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 31 December 2069 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo. 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 7 January 2070 at 04:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 403 579 km (250 772 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 122 km (251 731 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 18:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 19 January 2070 at 18:41 in ♈ Aries.
At 18:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous North standstill on 27 December 2069 at 01:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.319°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.284° in the next southern standstill on 10 January 2070 at 01:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 12 January 2070 at 11:22 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.