Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 15 March 2070 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2070 after 11 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 3 days 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:55, this is 11 days after last apogee on 3 March 2070 at 22:21 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 31 March 2070 at 17:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 366 070 km (227 465 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 562 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 286 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 14 March 2070 at 23:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 March 2070 at 06:44 in ♎ Libra.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 5 March 2070 at 19:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.883°. Next 3 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 11 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.