Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 October 2070 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | October 2070

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

Waning Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 19 October 2070 at 18:59.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1929".

Hunter Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2070 after 26 days on 18 November 2070 at 05:40.

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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

Moon is at perigee at 03:04. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 10 October 2070 at 07:45 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 7 November 2070 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 541 km

This perigee Moon is 363 541 km (225 894 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 033 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 815 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 19 October 2070 at 01:49 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 October 2070 at 23:32 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

12 days since the previous standstill on 10 October 2070 at 08:55 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.377°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠18.400° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 October 2070 at 19:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 2 November 2070 at 22:42 in ♏ Scorpio 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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