Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 October 2073 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | October 2073

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

Waxing Gibbous 74% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 8 October 2073 at 01:56.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1832"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2073 after 5 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

8 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 5 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 391 275 km

Moon is 391 275 km (243 127 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 473 km (252 571 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 18:58 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 25 October 2073 at 09:03 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 7 October 2073 at 14:29 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.779°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.918° in the next northern standstill on 22 October 2073 at 08:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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