Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 22 February 2073 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1939".
The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2073.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 904 of Meeus index or 1857 from Brown series.
Length of current 904 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 35 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2073. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 905 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠140.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠168.4°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 10 February 2073 at 19:47 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 February 2073 at 05:00 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 364 768 km (226 656 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 210 km (222 581 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 01:28 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 7 March 2073 at 07:16 in ♓ Pisces.
At 01:28 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
4 days after previous North standstill on 18 February 2073 at 09:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.995°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.001° in the next southern standstill on 2 March 2073 at 23:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.