Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 21 March 2073 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 16 March 2073 at 22:44.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2073 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 905 of Meeus index or 1858 from Brown series.
Length of current 905 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 10 March 2073 at 03:57 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 March 2073 at 16:57 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 366 210 km (227 552 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 721 km (221 656 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 12:15 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 3 April 2073 at 11:42 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 12:15 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous North standstill on 17 March 2073 at 17:57 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.057°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.120° in the next southern standstill on 30 March 2073 at 05:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 23 March 2073 at 17:17 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.