Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 22 February 2070 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 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 first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2070 after 2 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 12 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.
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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 17 February 2070 at 15:55 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 March 2070 at 22:21 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 374 264 km (232 557 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 337 km (251 243 mi).
6 days 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2070 at 00:18 in ♏ Scorpio.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2070 at 18:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.990°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.883° in the next southern standstill on 5 March 2070 at 19:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 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.