Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 July 2073 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | July 2073

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 5 July 2073 at 07:16.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2073 after 10 days on 19 July 2073 at 05:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 12 July 2073 at 05:16
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 19 July 2073 at 05:04
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 27 July 2073 at 04:29
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 3 August 2073 at 17:04

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 909 / 1862

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 909 of Meeus index or 1862 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 909 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 48 minutes. It is 59 minutes longer than next lunation 910 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠284.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠284.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠313.1°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 28 June 2073 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries. 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 11 July 2073 at 07:01 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 369 448 km

Moon is 369 448 km (229 564 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 523 km (229 611 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 01:28 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 21 July 2073 at 02:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 01:28 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 4 July 2073 at 22:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.610°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.591° in the next southern standstill on 17 July 2073 at 20:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 19 July 2073 at 05:04 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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