Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 22 October 2070 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 19 October 2070 at 18:59.
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 ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2070 after 26 days on 18 November 2070 at 05:40.
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 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.
Length of current 875 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 41 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 876 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠100.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠134.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:04, this is 11 days after last apogee on 10 October 2070 at 07:45 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 November 2070 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
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 farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 19 October 2070 at 01:49 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 October 2070 at 23:32 in ♎ Libra.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 10 October 2070 at 08:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.377°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.400° in the next northern standstill on 23 October 2070 at 19:48 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 2 November 2070 at 22:42 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.