Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 22 December 2073 at 00:06.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2074 after 18 days on 13 January 2074 at 06:31.
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.
The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 914 of Meeus index or 1867 from Brown series.
Length of current 914 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 915 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠22.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠43.1°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:45, this is 16 days after last apogee on 9 December 2073 at 22:16 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 January 2074 at 17:28 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 365 051 km (226 832 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 543 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 305 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 18 December 2073 at 11:14 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 December 2073 at 05:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 15 December 2073 at 22:12 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.261°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.262° in the next southern standstill on 28 December 2073 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 28 December 2073 at 16:55 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.