Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 February 2070 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | February 2070

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 18 February 2070 at 02:33.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1940".

Snow Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2070 after 4 days on 25 February 2070 at 02:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 867 / 1820

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 867 of Meeus index or 1820 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠282°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠282°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠312°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 17 February 2070 at 15:55 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 March 2070 at 22:21 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 367 030 km

The Moon is 367 030 km (228 062 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 337 km (251 243 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 15 February 2070 at 19:12 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2070 at 00:18 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 19 February 2070 at 18:41 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.990°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.883° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 March 2070 at 19:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 25 February 2070 at 02:31 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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