Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 24 April 2070 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 17 April 2070 at 17:32.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2070 after 1 day 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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
11 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 April 2070 at 06:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 400 198 km (248 672 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 893 km (252 210 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 13:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 8 May 2070 at 19:39 in ♈ Aries.
At 13:41 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous North standstill on 15 April 2070 at 06:43 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.748°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.761° in the next southern standstill on 29 April 2070 at 10:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day 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.