Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 17 January 2070 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 12 January 2070 at 11:22.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2070 after 9 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 866 of Meeus index or 1819 from Brown series.
Length of current 866 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes longer than next lunation 867 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠244.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠282°. 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°).
10 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2070 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 371 624 km (230 916 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 854 km (227 953 mi).
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 January 2070 at 18:41 in ♈ Aries.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 10 January 2070 at 01:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.284°. Next 5 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 9 days on 26 January 2070 at 12:59 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.