Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 January 2073 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | January 2073

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 16 January 2073 at 11:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1904"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1949".

Wolf Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2073 after 1 day on 23 January 2073 at 20:05.

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 903 / 1856

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 903 of Meeus index or 1856 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 903 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 904 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠105.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠105.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠140.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 14 January 2073 at 02:24 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 January 2073 at 21:07 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 376 440 km

Moon is 376 440 km (233 909 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 567 km (225 289 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 11 January 2073 at 18:17 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 January 2073 at 14:53 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 21 January 2073 at 22:36 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.043°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.012° in the next southern standstill on 3 February 2073 at 17:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 23 January 2073 at 20:05 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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