Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 May 2073 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | May 2073

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

Waning Crescent 12% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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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 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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2073 after 17 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

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 906 / 1859

The Moon is 26 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 14:50, this is 12 days after last perigee on 21 April 2073 at 03:38 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2073 at 08:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 405 878 km

This apogee Moon is 405 878 km (252 201 mi) away from Earth. It is 470 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 831 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 30 April 2073 at 13:47 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 May 2073 at 21:24 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 26 April 2073 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.330°. Next 7 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 3 days

After 3 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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