Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 April 2070 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 April 2070 at 02:30.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2070 after 12 days on 25 April 2070 at 09:31.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 869 of Meeus index or 1822 from Brown series.
Length of current 869 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 870 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠333.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.2°. 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 16:43, this is 11 days after last apogee on 31 March 2070 at 17:01 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 April 2070 at 06:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 360 956 km (224 288 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 552 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 400 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 11 April 2070 at 09:00 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 24 April 2070 at 13:41 in ♎ Libra.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 2 April 2070 at 03:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.755°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.748° in the next northern standstill on 15 April 2070 at 06:43 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 25 April 2070 at 09:31 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.