Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 April 2070 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | April 2070

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 25 April 2070 at 09:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1905".

Pink Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2070 after 26 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 3 May 2070 at 13:11
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 10 May 2070 at 11:08
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 17 May 2070 at 02:30
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 May 2070 at 01:37

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 869 / 1822

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 06:11. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 12 April 2070 at 16:43 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 11 May 2070 at 01:00 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 405 893 km

This apogee Moon is 405 893 km (252 210 mi) away from Earth. It is 485 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 816 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 24 April 2070 at 13:41 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 May 2070 at 19:39 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 15 April 2070 at 06:43 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.748°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-18.761° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 April 2070 at 10:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 10 May 2070 at 11:08 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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