Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 21 June 2070 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2070 after 2 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 13 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 14:15, this is 13 days after last perigee on 8 June 2070 at 10:48 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 July 2070 at 18:57 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 406 125 km (252 354 mi) away from Earth. It is 717 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 584 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 July 2070 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 9 June 2070 at 03:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.846°. Next day 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 2 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.