Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 10 May 2070 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2070 after 14 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 11:08 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 870 of Meeus index or 1823 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 870. It is 26 minutes longer than next lunation 871 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠350.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
12 days after point of apogee on 28 April 2070 at 06:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 May 2070 at 01:00 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 363 987 km (226 171 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 790 km (222 320 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 8 May 2070 at 19:39 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 May 2070 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 29 April 2070 at 10:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.761°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.793° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2070 at 15:52 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.