Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 16 September 2070 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 12 September 2070 at 13:44.
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 ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2070 after 3 days on 20 September 2070 at 07:47.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 874 of Meeus index or 1827 from Brown series.
Length of current 874 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 33 minutes. It is 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 875 length.
Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠66.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠100.2°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 12 September 2070 at 12:02 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 September 2070 at 22:02 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 397 897 km (247 242 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 697 km (229 098 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 7 September 2070 at 08:29 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 September 2070 at 16:24 in ♈ Aries.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 13 September 2070 at 00:50 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.435°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.394° in the next northern standstill on 26 September 2070 at 13:29 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 20 September 2070 at 07:47 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.