Gibbous ♈ Aries
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 10 December 2070 at 20:32.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2070 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
7 days after point of apogee on 4 December 2070 at 13:36 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 December 2070 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 379 169 km (235 605 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 442 km (221 483 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 18:04 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 25 December 2070 at 04:13 in ♎ Libra.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 4 December 2070 at 00:15 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.543°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.546° at the point of next northern standstill on 17 December 2070 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini.
In 5 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.