Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 August 2073 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | August 2073

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 25 August 2073 at 21:05.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1894"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 16 days

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

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

7 days after point of apogee on 22 August 2073 at 13:26 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 September 2073 at 14:51 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 378 416 km

Moon is 378 416 km (235 137 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 664 km (224 106 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 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 day, 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

26 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 northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 28 August 2073 at 17:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.572°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.604° in the next southern standstill on 10 September 2073 at 08:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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