Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 February 2073 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aries.

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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 17% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1944".

Snow Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2073 after 10 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 4 days 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 10 February 2073 at 19:47 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 February 2073 at 05:00 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 952 km

Moon is 404 952 km (251 626 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 210 km (222 581 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 8 February 2073 at 00:44 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2073 at 01:28 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

16 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 before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 3 February 2073 at 17:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.012°. Next 6 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 10 days

After 10 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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