Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 March 2073 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 28 February 2073 at 22:40.
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 first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2073 after 21 days on 23 March 2073 at 17:17.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 23 February 2073 at 05:00 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 March 2073 at 03:57 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 383 504 km (238 298 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 480 km (252 575 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 22 February 2073 at 01:28 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 March 2073 at 07:16 in ♓ Pisces.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 23:21 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.001°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2073. Next 15 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.057° in its northern standstill point on 17 March 2073 at 17:57 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 8 March 2073 at 20:15 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.