Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 May 2073 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | May 2073

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 7 May 2073 at 06:15.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1810"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2073 after 12 days on 21 May 2073 at 10:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 5 June 2073 at 19:51

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 907 / 1860

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 907 of Meeus index or 1860 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 907 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 908 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠218.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠218.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠250°. 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

4 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 10 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 396 089 km

Moon is 396 089 km (246 118 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 430 km (225 204 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 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 6 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

20 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 26 April 2073 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.330°. Next 2 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 12 days

After 12 days on 21 May 2073 at 10:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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