Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 8 March 2070 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 5 March 2070 at 02:11.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2070 after 18 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on 3 March 2070 at 22:21 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2070 at 17:55 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 394 922 km (245 393 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 070 km (227 465 mi).
7 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 March 2070 at 23:47 in ♈ Aries.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 5 March 2070 at 19:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.883°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.809° in the next northern standstill on 19 March 2070 at 00:13 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 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.