Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 4 February 2070 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 3 February 2070 at 04:46.
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 first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius 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 20 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 01:19, this is 11 days after last perigee on 23 January 2070 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 17 February 2070 at 15:55 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 362 km (251 259 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 046 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 347 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days 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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 February 2070 at 19:12 in ♈ Aries.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 23 January 2070 at 11:28 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.199°. Next day 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 6 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.