Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 August 2073 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | August 2073

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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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 3 August 2073 at 17:04.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1949"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2073 after 12 days on 17 August 2073 at 17:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 910 / 1863

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 910 of Meeus index or 1863 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 910 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 911 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠313.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334.3°. 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 25 July 2073 at 19:45 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 August 2073 at 17:22 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 367 821 km

Moon is 367 821 km (228 553 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 543 km (227 138 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 4 August 2073 at 08:57 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 17 August 2073 at 10:02 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 1 August 2073 at 07:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.570°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.556° in the next southern standstill on 14 August 2073 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 17 August 2073 at 17:45 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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