Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 April 2073 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 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 36% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 29 April 2073 at 01:38.

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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2073 after 20 days on 21 May 2073 at 10:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 28 May 2073 at 17:57

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

9 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 3 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 400 004 km

Moon is 400 004 km (248 551 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 878 km (252 201 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 13:47 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 14 May 2073 at 21:24 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 26 April 2073 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.330°. Next 10 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 6 days

After 6 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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