Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 June 2073 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | June 2073

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 13 June 2073 at 00:47.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1924"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2073 after 1 day on 19 June 2073 at 18:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 19 June 2073 at 18:44
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 27 June 2073 at 11:12
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 5 July 2073 at 07:16
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 12 July 2073 at 05:16

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 908 / 1861

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 908 of Meeus index or 1861 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 908 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 909 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠250°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠250°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠284.5°. 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 15 June 2073 at 21:26 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 June 2073 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 372 548 km

Moon is 372 548 km (231 491 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 196 km (251 156 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 10 June 2073 at 22:06 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 June 2073 at 19:45 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

7 days 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 before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 7 June 2073 at 13:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.587°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.607° in the next southern standstill on 20 June 2073 at 11:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 19 June 2073 at 18:44 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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