Crescent ♎ Libra
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 2 September 2073 at 01:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2073 after 12 days on 16 September 2073 at 08:52.
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.
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 911 of Meeus index or 1864 from Brown series.
Length of current 911 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2073. It is 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 912 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠334.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠351.1°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:51, this is 12 days after last apogee on 22 August 2073 at 13:26 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 19 September 2073 at 03:23 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 360 664 km (224 106 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 844 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 692 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 31 August 2073 at 18:55 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 September 2073 at 16:02 in ♒ Aquarius.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 28 August 2073 at 17:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.572°. Next 6 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.
After 12 days on 16 September 2073 at 08:52 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.