Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 25 January 2073 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 23 January 2073 at 20:05.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2073 after 27 days on 22 February 2073 at 07:26.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:07, this is 11 days after last apogee on 14 January 2073 at 02:24 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 February 2073 at 19:47 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 362 567 km (225 289 mi) away from Earth. It is 59 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 789 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 14:53 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 8 February 2073 at 00:44 in ♓ Pisces.
At 14:53 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous North standstill on 21 January 2073 at 22:36 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.043°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.012° in the next southern standstill on 3 February 2073 at 17:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 7 February 2073 at 01:40 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.