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Moon phase on 6 May 2073 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | May 2073

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 7 May 2073 at 06:15 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2073 after 14 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

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 906 / 1859

At 14:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 906 of Meeus index or 1859 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.67 days

29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 906. 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 3 May 2073 at 14:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2073 at 08:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 402 373 km

Moon is 402 373 km (250 023 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 430 km (225 204 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 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 8 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

18 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 before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 26 April 2073 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.330°. Next 4 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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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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