Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 25 December 2070 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 24 December 2070 at 09:31.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2071 after 21 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
7 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 December 2070 at 07:40 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 388 954 km (241 685 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 240 km (224 464 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 04:13 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 8 January 2071 at 19:49 in ♈ Aries.
At 04:13 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous North standstill on 17 December 2070 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.546°. Next 5 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 7 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.