Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 23 January 2070 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 19 January 2070 at 18:31.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2070 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:43, this is 15 days after last apogee on 7 January 2070 at 04:45 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 February 2070 at 01:19 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 366 854 km (227 953 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 346 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 502 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 19 January 2070 at 18:41 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 February 2070 at 20:26 in ♎ Libra.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 11:28 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠19.199°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2070. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-19.101° in its southern standstill point on 6 February 2070 at 10:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 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.