Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 November 2073 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | November 2073

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 6 November 2073 at 15:42.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1939".

Beaver Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2073 after 2 days on 14 November 2073 at 19:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 913 / 1866

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 913 of Meeus index or 1866 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 913 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 59 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 914 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠6.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠6.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠22.5°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:04, this is 12 days after last perigee on 30 October 2073 at 10:23 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 27 November 2073 at 21:03 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 406 195 km

This apogee Moon is 406 195 km (252 398 mi) away from Earth. It is 787 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 514 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 6 November 2073 at 19:59 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 November 2073 at 10:04 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

18 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 3 November 2073 at 23:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.020°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.145° in the next northern standstill on 18 November 2073 at 15:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 14 November 2073 at 19:55 in ♉ Taurus, 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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