Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 May 2070 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | May 2070

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

Waxing Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 17 May 2070 at 02:30.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1895".

Flower Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2070 after 2 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 May 2070 at 01:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 2 June 2070 at 01:26
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 8 June 2070 at 18:24
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 15 June 2070 at 13:40

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 870 / 1823

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 870 of Meeus index or 1823 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 16 minutes. It is 26 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠350.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠350.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠5.3°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2070 at 01:00 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 May 2070 at 10:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 699 km

The Moon is 401 699 km (249 604 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 329 km (252 481 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 21 May 2070 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 June 2070 at 03:55 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

1 day 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

9 days since the previous standstill on 12 May 2070 at 15:52 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.793°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.834° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 May 2070 at 17:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 25 May 2070 at 01:37 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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