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Moon phase on 3 May 2070 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | May 2070

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 51% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 3 May 2070 at 13:11 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1830"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2070 after 21 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 2 June 2070 at 01:26

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 28 April 2070 at 06:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 May 2070 at 01:00 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 391 644 km

The Moon is 391 644 km (243 356 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 790 km (222 320 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 24 April 2070 at 13:41 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 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

8 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 after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 29 April 2070 at 10:16 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.761°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.793° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 May 2070 at 15:52 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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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