Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 13 March 2070 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 12 March 2070 at 15:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2070 after 13 days on 26 March 2070 at 17:31.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 868 of Meeus index or 1821 from Brown series.
Length of current 868 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 38 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 869 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠312°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠333.5°. 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°).
9 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2070 at 17:55 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 371 782 km (231 015 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 070 km (227 465 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 March 2070 at 23:47 in ♈ Aries.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 5 March 2070 at 19:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.883°. Next 5 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 13 days on 26 March 2070 at 17:31 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.