Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 March 2073 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | March 2073

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 28 February 2073 at 22:40.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1791"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2073 after 17 days on 23 March 2073 at 17:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 8 March 2073 at 20:15
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 16 March 2073 at 22:44
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 23 March 2073 at 17:17
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 30 March 2073 at 11:04

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 904 / 1857

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

11 days after point of perigee on 23 February 2073 at 05:00 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 March 2073 at 03:57 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 400 143 km

Moon is 400 143 km (248 637 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 480 km (252 575 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 22 February 2073 at 01:28 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 March 2073 at 07:16 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 2 March 2073 at 23:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.001°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.057° in the next northern standstill on 17 March 2073 at 17:57 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 8 March 2073 at 20:15 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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