Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 22 December 2070 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 17 December 2070 at 16:05.
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 is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2071 after 24 days on 16 January 2071 at 02:35.
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 20 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.
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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 17 December 2070 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 December 2070 at 07:40 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 374 682 km (232 817 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 240 km (224 464 mi).
9 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 December 2070 at 04:13 in ♎ Libra.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 17 December 2070 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.546°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.553° in the next southern standstill on 31 December 2070 at 07:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 1 January 2071 at 12:15 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.