Quarter* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 17 February 2070 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 11 February 2070 at 02:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2070 after 7 days on 25 February 2070 at 02:31.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 867 of Meeus index or 1820 from Brown series.
Length of current 867 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 868 length.
Length of current synodic month is 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠282°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠312°. 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 15:55, this is 13 days after last apogee on 4 February 2070 at 01:19 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 March 2070 at 22:21 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 370 239 km (230 056 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2070. It is 7 731 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 117 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 15 February 2070 at 19:12 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2070 at 00:18 in ♏ Scorpio.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 6 February 2070 at 10:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.101°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.990° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2070 at 18:41 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 25 February 2070 at 02:31 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.