Quarter ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 3 March 2070 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2070 after 23 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 20 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.
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 apogee on this date at 22:21, this is 14 days after last perigee on 17 February 2070 at 15:55 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2070 at 17:55 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 337 km (251 243 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 071 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 372 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 1 March 2070 at 00:18 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 March 2070 at 23:47 in ♈ Aries.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2070 at 18:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.990°. Next 2 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 9 days on 12 March 2070 at 15:52 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.