Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 December 2073 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | December 2073

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

Waxing Crescent 9% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 28 December 2073 at 16:55.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1851"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2074 after 12 days on 13 January 2074 at 06:31.

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 915 / 1868

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 915 of Meeus index or 1868 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 915 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 916 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠43.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠72.6°. 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 perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 25 December 2073 at 23:45 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 January 2074 at 17:28 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 387 338 km

Moon is 387 338 km (240 681 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 632 km (251 427 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 05:26 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 14 January 2074 at 16:24 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

13 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 28 December 2073 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.262°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.258° in the next northern standstill on 12 January 2074 at 06:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 13 January 2074 at 06:31 in ♋ Cancer, 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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