Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 October 2070 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | October 2070

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 33% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 4 October 2070 at 07:01.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2070 after 9 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 875 / 1828

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 875 of Meeus index or 1828 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠100.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠100.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠134.9°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 07:45. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 24 September 2070 at 22:02 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 22 October 2070 at 03:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 811 km

This apogee Moon is 404 811 km (251 538 mi) away from Earth. It is 597 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 898 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 4 October 2070 at 16:29 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2070 at 01:49 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at southern standstill

At 08:55 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.377°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2070. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.400° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 23 October 2070 at 19:48.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 19 October 2070 at 18:59 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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