Quarter* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 18 March 2070 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 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 about ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2070 after 8 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 6 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 15 March 2070 at 17:55 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 March 2070 at 17:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 984 km (226 169 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 036 km (251 678 mi).
3 days 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 March 2070 at 06:44 in ♎ Libra.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 5 March 2070 at 19:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.883°. Next day 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 8 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.