Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 6 August 2070 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2070 after 15 days on 21 August 2070 at 19:54.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 08:51 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 873 of Meeus index or 1826 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 37 minutes is the length of new lunation 873. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 874 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠40.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠66.1°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 3 August 2070 at 20:19 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 August 2070 at 17:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 373 042 km (231 798 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 491 km (251 339 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 29 July 2070 at 08:38 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 August 2070 at 02:20 in ♎ Libra.
22 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 3 August 2070 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.683°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.601° in the next southern standstill on 16 August 2070 at 16:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.