Quarter* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 16 May 2070 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days 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 ∠18° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2070 after 8 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 7 days 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2070 at 01:00 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 May 2070 at 10:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 376 524 km (233 961 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 329 km (252 481 mi).
7 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 May 2070 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 12 May 2070 at 15:52 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.793°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.834° in the next southern standstill on 26 May 2070 at 17:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 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.