Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 December 2070 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | December 2070

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 17 December 2070 at 16:05.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2071 after 27 days on 16 January 2071 at 02:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 877 / 1830

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 17 December 2070 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 December 2070 at 07:40 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 364 733 km

The Moon is 364 733 km (226 635 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 240 km (224 464 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after descending node on 12 December 2070 at 18:04 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 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

21 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 after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 17 December 2070 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.546°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.553° at the point of next southern standstill on 31 December 2070 at 07:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 1 January 2071 at 12:15 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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