Gibbous ♌ Leo
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 18 February 2070 at 02:33.
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 ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2070 after 3 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 11 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.
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°).
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.
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°.
3 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 March 2070 at 22:21 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 370 273 km (230 077 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 337 km (251 243 mi).
5 days after descending node on 15 February 2070 at 19:12 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2070 at 00:18 in ♏ Scorpio.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
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 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.883° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 March 2070 at 19:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 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.