Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 May 2073 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | May 2073

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

Waxing Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 14 May 2073 at 18:59.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2073 after 4 days on 21 May 2073 at 10:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 13 June 2073 at 00:47

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 907 / 1860

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

12 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 2 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 364 423 km

Moon is 364 423 km (226 442 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 430 km (225 204 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 14 May 2073 at 21:24 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 May 2073 at 15:39 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 11 May 2073 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.450°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.521° in the next southern standstill on 24 May 2073 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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