Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 2 December 2070 at 16:53.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2070 after 13 days on 17 December 2070 at 16:05.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 877 of Meeus index or 1830 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2070. It is 22 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠163.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠187.9°.
Moon is at apogee at 13:36. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 19 November 2070 at 07:55 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 17 December 2070 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 406 585 km (252 640 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 177 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 124 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after ascending node on 28 November 2070 at 03:19 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 12 December 2070 at 18:04 in ♈ Aries.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 00:15 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.543°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.546° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 17 December 2070 at 17:05.
In 13 days on 17 December 2070 at 16:05 in ♊ Gemini 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.