Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 March 2073 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | March 2073

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 16 March 2073 at 22:44.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1925".

Worm Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2073 after 2 days on 23 March 2073 at 17:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 23 March 2073 at 17:17
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 30 March 2073 at 11:04
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 7 April 2073 at 14:14
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 15 April 2073 at 10:36

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 905 / 1858

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 905 of Meeus index or 1858 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

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.

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠168.4°

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 before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 10 March 2073 at 03:57 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 March 2073 at 16:57 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 366 210 km

Moon is 366 210 km (227 552 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 721 km (221 656 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 12:15 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 3 April 2073 at 11:42 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 12:15 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 17 March 2073 at 17:57 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.057°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.120° in the next southern standstill on 30 March 2073 at 05:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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.

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