Gibbous ♈ Aries
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 20 September 2070 at 07:47.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2070 after 28 days on 19 October 2070 at 18:59.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 874 of Meeus index or 1827 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 33 minutes. It is 3 hours and 8 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 58 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠66.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠100.2°.
8 days after point of apogee on 12 September 2070 at 12:02 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 September 2070 at 22:02 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 375 177 km (233 124 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 697 km (229 098 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 16:24 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 4 October 2070 at 16:29 in ♎ Libra.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 13 September 2070 at 00:50 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.435°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.394° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 September 2070 at 13:29 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 4 October 2070 at 07:01 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.