Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 August 2073 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | August 2073

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

Waning Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 17 August 2073 at 17:45.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1897".

Sturgeon Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2073 after 26 days on 16 September 2073 at 08:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 910 / 1863

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

13 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 2 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 404 023 km

Moon is 404 023 km (251 048 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 225 km (251 795 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 17 August 2073 at 10:02 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 August 2073 at 18:55 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 14 August 2073 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.556°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.572° in the next northern standstill on 28 August 2073 at 17:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 2 September 2073 at 01:52 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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