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Moon phase on 17 December 2070 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | December 2070

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 17 December 2070 at 16:05 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1950".

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2070.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 877 / 1830

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 877 of Meeus index or 1830 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠163.2°

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 at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 19:41. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 4 December 2070 at 13:36 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 8 days, until point of next apogee on 26 December 2070 at 07:40 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 356 442 km

This perigee Moon is 356 442 km (221 483 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2070. It is 6 066 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 17 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 12 December 2070 at 18:04 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 December 2070 at 04:13 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 17:05 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.546°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.553° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 31 December 2070 at 07:48.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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