Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 March 2073 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | March 2073

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

Waning Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 23 March 2073 at 17:17.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1928"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1922".

Worm Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2073 after 25 days on 22 April 2073 at 01:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 22 April 2073 at 01:54

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 905 / 1858

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 23 March 2073 at 16:57 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 April 2073 at 05:19 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 371 718 km

Moon is 371 718 km (230 975 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 521 km (252 600 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 21 March 2073 at 12:15 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 April 2073 at 11:42 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

5 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 before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 17 March 2073 at 17:57 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.057°. Next 2 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 11 days

After 11 days on 7 April 2073 at 14:14 in ♈ Aries, 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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