Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 September 2073 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | September 2073

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

Waning Crescent 12% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 24 September 2073 at 12:32.

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 ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1926"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1916".

Hunter Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2073 after 17 days on 16 October 2073 at 01:54.

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 911 / 1864

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 911 of Meeus index or 1864 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

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.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠334.3°

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 before perigee

9 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 October 2073 at 22:53 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 372 210 km

Moon is 372 210 km (231 281 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 437 km (222 101 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 04:00 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 10 October 2073 at 18:58 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 04:00 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2073 at 01:43 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.692°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.779° in the next southern standstill on 7 October 2073 at 14:29 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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.

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