Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 March 2073 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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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 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2073 after 16 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

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 28 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

12 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 2 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 402 765 km

Moon is 402 765 km (250 267 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 480 km (252 575 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 07:16 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 21 March 2073 at 12:15 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 2 March 2073 at 23:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.001°. Next 10 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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