Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 August 2073 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 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 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1918"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2073 after 15 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 27 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

8 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 3 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 373 805 km

Moon is 373 805 km (232 272 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 664 km (224 106 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 18:55 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 13 September 2073 at 16:02 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 18:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 28 August 2073 at 17:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.572°. Next 9 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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