Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 11 January 2073 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 8 January 2073 at 08:11.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2073 after 12 days on 23 January 2073 at 20:05.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 903 of Meeus index or 1856 from Brown series.
Length of current 903 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 904 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠105.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠140.9°. 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°).
13 days after point of perigee on 29 December 2072 at 06:59 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 January 2073 at 02:24 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 402 848 km (250 318 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 891 km (251 588 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 18:17 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 25 January 2073 at 14:53 in ♌ Leo.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 7 January 2073 at 10:43 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.079°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.043° in the next northern standstill on 21 January 2073 at 22:36 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 23 January 2073 at 20:05 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.