Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 December 2070 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | December 2070

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

Waning Crescent 39% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 24 December 2070 at 09:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1843"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2071 after 21 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 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.

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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 before perigee

7 days 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 day, 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 388 954 km

The Moon is 388 954 km (241 685 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 240 km (224 464 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 04:13 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 8 January 2071 at 19:49 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 04:13 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days 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 5 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 7 days

In 7 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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