Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 9 March 2073 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2073 after 14 days on 23 March 2073 at 17:17.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 20:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 905 of Meeus index or 1858 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes is the length of new lunation 905. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 906 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠168.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠192.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
14 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 March 2073 at 03:57 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 405 414 km (251 913 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 480 km (252 575 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 7 March 2073 at 07:16 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 March 2073 at 12:15 in ♍ Virgo.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 2 March 2073 at 23:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.001°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.057° in the next northern standstill on 17 March 2073 at 17:57 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.