Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 23 March 2073 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Libra.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 first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1924".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 16:57, this is 13 days after last apogee on 10 March 2073 at 03:57 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 April 2073 at 05:19 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 356 721 km (221 656 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2073. It is 5 787 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 296 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 21 March 2073 at 12:15 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 April 2073 at 11:42 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 17 March 2073 at 17:57 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.057°. Next 6 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.