Quarter ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 10 December 2070 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 December 2070 at 20:32 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2070 after 7 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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
5 days 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 December 2070 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 388 857 km (241 625 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 442 km (221 483 mi).
12 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 December 2070 at 18:04 in ♈ Aries.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 4 December 2070 at 00:15 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.543°. Next 7 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 7 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.