Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 25 February 2070 at 02:31.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2070 after 26 days on 26 March 2070 at 17:31.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
10 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 March 2070 at 22:21 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 400 357 km (248 770 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 337 km (251 243 mi).
12 days after descending node on 15 February 2070 at 19:12 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2070 at 00:18 in ♏ Scorpio.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days 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 5 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 12 days on 12 March 2070 at 15:52 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.