Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 18 June 2070 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 15 June 2070 at 13:40.
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 passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2070 after 5 days on 23 June 2070 at 16:57.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 871 of Meeus index or 1824 from Brown series.
Length of current 871 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 next lunation 872 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.1°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 8 June 2070 at 10:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 June 2070 at 14:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 400 327 km (248 752 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 125 km (252 354 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 17 June 2070 at 21:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 July 2070 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 9 June 2070 at 03:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.846°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.860° in the next southern standstill on 23 June 2070 at 00:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 23 June 2070 at 16:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.