Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 August 2073 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | August 2073

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

Waxing Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 10 August 2073 at 09:54.

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 ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1923"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1894".

Sturgeon Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2073 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 6 August 2073 at 17:22 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 August 2073 at 13:26 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 372 725 km

Moon is 372 725 km (231 601 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 225 km (251 795 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days 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 4 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

8 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 1 August 2073 at 07:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.570°. Next day 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 5 days

After 5 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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