Crescent ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 8 March 2073 at 20:15.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2073 after 13 days on 23 March 2073 at 17:17.
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.
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 905 of Meeus index or 1858 from Brown series.
Length of current 905 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 906 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠168.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠192.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:57, this is 14 days after last perigee on 23 February 2073 at 05:00 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 March 2073 at 16:57 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 406 480 km (252 575 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 072 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 229 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 7 March 2073 at 07:16 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 March 2073 at 12:15 in ♍ Virgo.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 2 March 2073 at 23:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.001°. Next 7 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.
After 13 days on 23 March 2073 at 17:17 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.