Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 November 2073 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | November 2073

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

Waning Crescent 40% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 22 November 2073 at 14:15.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1944".

Cold Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2073 after 21 days on 14 December 2073 at 13:49.

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 913 / 1866

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 12 November 2073 at 10:04 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 November 2073 at 21:03 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 369 155 km

Moon is 369 155 km (229 382 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 828 km (223 587 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 21 November 2073 at 10:04 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 December 2073 at 22:40 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

2 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 after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 18 November 2073 at 15:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.145°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.206° in the next southern standstill on 1 December 2073 at 10:11 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 29 November 2073 at 05:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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