Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 3 February 2070 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 3 February 2070 at 04:46 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2070 after 21 days on 25 February 2070 at 02:31.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 23 January 2070 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini. 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 4 February 2070 at 01:19 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 405 315 km (251 851 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 362 km (251 259 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 1 February 2070 at 20:26 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 February 2070 at 19:12 in ♈ Aries.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 23 January 2070 at 11:28 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.199°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.101° in the next southern standstill on 6 February 2070 at 10:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 11 February 2070 at 02:52 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.