Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 15 April 2070 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2070 after 9 days on 25 April 2070 at 09:31.
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 5 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2070 at 16:43 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 April 2070 at 06:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 364 722 km (226 628 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 893 km (252 210 mi).
4 days 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 April 2070 at 13:41 in ♎ Libra.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 06:43 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.748°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.761° in its southern standstill point on 29 April 2070 at 10:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 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.