Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 11 May 2070 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 10 May 2070 at 11:08.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2070 after 13 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 870 of Meeus index or 1823 from Brown series.
Length of current 870 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 16 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:00, this is 12 days after last apogee on 28 April 2070 at 06:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 May 2070 at 10:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 357 790 km (222 320 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 718 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 566 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 May 2070 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 29 April 2070 at 10:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.761°. Next day 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.
After 13 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.