Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 February 2073 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | February 2073

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 7 February 2073 at 01:40.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2073 after 13 days on 22 February 2073 at 07:26.

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 904 / 1857

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 904 of Meeus index or 1857 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

Length of current 904 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 35 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2073. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 905 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠140.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠140.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠168.4°. 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 apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 25 January 2073 at 21:07 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 February 2073 at 19:47 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 403 752 km

Moon is 403 752 km (250 880 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 844 km (252 180 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 00:44 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 22 February 2073 at 01:28 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 3 February 2073 at 17:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.012°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.995° in the next northern standstill on 18 February 2073 at 09:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 22 February 2073 at 07:26 in ♍ Virgo, 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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