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Moon phase on 15 June 2070 Sunday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | June 2070

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

First Quarter 49% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 June 2070 at 13:40 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1846"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2070 after 8 days on 23 June 2070 at 16:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 23 June 2070 at 16:57
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 1 July 2070 at 10:33
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 8 July 2070 at 01:14
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 15 July 2070 at 03:26

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 871 / 1824

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 871 of Meeus index or 1824 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 50 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2070. It is 47 minutes shorter 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 54 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 15 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠5.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠21.1°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 8 June 2070 at 10:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 June 2070 at 14:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 388 272 km

The Moon is 388 272 km (241 261 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 125 km (252 354 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 5 June 2070 at 03:55 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 June 2070 at 21:35 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 9 June 2070 at 03:14 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.846°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.860° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 June 2070 at 00:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 23 June 2070 at 16:57 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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