Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 11 January 2070 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days 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.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2070 after 15 days on 26 January 2070 at 12:59.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 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 apogee on 7 January 2070 at 04:45 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2070 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 398 023 km (247 320 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 854 km (227 953 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 5 January 2070 at 18:42 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 January 2070 at 18:41 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 10 January 2070 at 01:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.284°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.199° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2070 at 11:28 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.