Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 April 2073 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | April 2073

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

Waning Crescent 14% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 30 March 2073 at 11:04.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2073 after 18 days on 22 April 2073 at 01:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 29 April 2073 at 01:38

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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

10 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 2 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 401 577 km

Moon is 401 577 km (249 528 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 521 km (252 600 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 11:42 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 17 April 2073 at 19:11 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

12 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 30 March 2073 at 05:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.120°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.238° in the next northern standstill on 14 April 2073 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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