Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 October 2073 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | October 2073

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

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 16 October 2073 at 01:54.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1842"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1929".

Hunter Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2073 after 23 days on 14 November 2073 at 19:55.

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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 16 October 2073 at 08:16 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2073 at 10:23 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 389 085 km

Moon is 389 085 km (241 766 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 043 km (221 856 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 10 October 2073 at 18:58 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 25 October 2073 at 09:03 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 08:46 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠19.918°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-20.020° in its southern standstill point on 3 November 2073 at 23:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 30 October 2073 at 19:13 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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