Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 16 September 2073 at 08:52.
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 is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2073 after 26 days on 16 October 2073 at 01:54.
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.
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 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 apogee on this date at 03:23, this is 15 days after last perigee on 3 September 2073 at 14:51 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 October 2073 at 22:53 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 406 134 km (252 360 mi) away from Earth. It is 726 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 575 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 13 September 2073 at 16:02 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 September 2073 at 04:00 in ♌ Leo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 10 September 2073 at 08:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.604°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.692° in the next northern standstill on 25 September 2073 at 01:43 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 1 October 2073 at 10:21 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.