Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 24 September 2073 at 12:32.
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 passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2073 after 20 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 19 September 2073 at 03:23 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 October 2073 at 22:53 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 386 358 km (240 072 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 437 km (222 101 mi).
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 September 2073 at 04:00 in ♌ Leo.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 01:43 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠19.692°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-19.779° in its southern standstill point on 7 October 2073 at 14:29 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 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.