Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 April 2070 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | April 2070

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 26% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 11 April 2070 at 02:30.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1912".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2070 after 9 days on 25 April 2070 at 09:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 17 April 2070 at 17:32
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 25 April 2070 at 09:31
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 3 May 2070 at 13:11
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 10 May 2070 at 11:08

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 869 / 1822

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.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠333.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠333.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠350.2°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2070 at 16:43 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 April 2070 at 06:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 722 km

The Moon is 364 722 km (226 628 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 893 km (252 210 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 11 April 2070 at 09:00 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 April 2070 at 13:41 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 06:43 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.748°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.761° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 29 April 2070 at 10:16.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 25 April 2070 at 09:31 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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