Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 September 2070 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | September 2070

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 20 September 2070 at 07:47.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1913".

Harvest Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2070 after 25 days on 19 October 2070 at 18:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 874 / 1827

The Moon is 19 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.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠66.1°

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°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 22:02. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 12 September 2070 at 12:02 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 10 October 2070 at 07:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 697 km

This perigee Moon is 368 697 km (229 098 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 189 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 659 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 21 September 2070 at 16:24 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 October 2070 at 16:29 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 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 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.394° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 September 2070 at 13:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 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.

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