Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 December 2070 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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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 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2071 after 15 days on 16 January 2071 at 02:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 877 / 1830

The Moon is 28 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 14:10. It is 5 days after previous perigee on 26 December 2070 at 07:40 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 15 January 2071 at 08:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 406 681 km

This apogee Moon is 406 681 km (252 700 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2070. It is 1 273 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 28 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 25 December 2070 at 04:13 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 January 2071 at 19:49 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at southern standstill

At 07:48 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.553°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.487° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 14 January 2071 at 05:41.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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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