Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 July 2073 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | July 2073

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 12 July 2073 at 05:16.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1890"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2073 after 1 day on 19 July 2073 at 05:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 10 August 2073 at 09:54

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 909 / 1862

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 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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 11 July 2073 at 07:01 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 July 2073 at 19:45 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 379 208 km

Moon is 379 208 km (235 629 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 365 km (251 261 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 8 July 2073 at 01:28 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 July 2073 at 02:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

9 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 in southern standstill

At 20:15 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.591°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.570° in its northern standstill point on 1 August 2073 at 07:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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