Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 April 2073 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | April 2073

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

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 22 April 2073 at 01:54.

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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1906".

Pink Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2073 after 23 days on 21 May 2073 at 10:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 29 April 2073 at 01:38
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 7 May 2073 at 06:15
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 14 May 2073 at 18:59
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 21 May 2073 at 10:02

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 906 / 1859

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 906 of Meeus index or 1859 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 906 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 907 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠192.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠192.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠218.1°. 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

6 days after point of perigee on 21 April 2073 at 03:38 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 May 2073 at 14:50 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 387 633 km

Moon is 387 633 km (240 864 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 878 km (252 201 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 17 April 2073 at 19:11 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 April 2073 at 13:47 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 26 April 2073 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.330°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.450° in the next northern standstill on 11 May 2073 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 7 May 2073 at 06:15 in ♉ Taurus, 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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