Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 October 2073 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | October 2073

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

Waxing Crescent 33% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 1 October 2073 at 10:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1923"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2073 after 9 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 912 / 1865

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 912 of Meeus index or 1865 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 912 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 913 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠351.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠351.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠6.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 1 October 2073 at 22:53 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 October 2073 at 08:16 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 372 656 km

Moon is 372 656 km (231 558 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 473 km (252 571 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 28 September 2073 at 04:00 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 October 2073 at 18:58 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2073 at 01:43 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.692°. Next day 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 9 days

After 9 days on 16 October 2073 at 01:54 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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