Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 6 December 2070 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2070 after 11 days on 17 December 2070 at 16:05.
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 3 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.
Length of current 877 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 next lunation 878 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠163.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠187.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of apogee on 4 December 2070 at 13:36 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 December 2070 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 403 163 km (250 514 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 442 km (221 483 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 28 November 2070 at 03:19 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 December 2070 at 18:04 in ♈ Aries.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 4 December 2070 at 00:15 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.543°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.546° in the next northern standstill on 17 December 2070 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 17 December 2070 at 16:05 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.