Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 December 2070 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days 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 ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2070 after 1 day 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 13 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.
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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 December 2070 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 364 650 km (226 583 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 442 km (221 483 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 12 December 2070 at 18:04 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 December 2070 at 04:13 in ♎ Libra.
18 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 4 December 2070 at 00:15 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.543°. Next day 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 1 day 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.