Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 6 April 2073 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days on 30 March 2073 at 11:04.
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 about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2073 after 15 days on 22 April 2073 at 01:54.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 05:19, this is 13 days after last perigee on 23 March 2073 at 16:57 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 April 2073 at 03:38 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 406 521 km (252 600 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2073. It is 1 113 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 188 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 3 April 2073 at 11:42 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 April 2073 at 19:11 in ♌ Leo.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 30 March 2073 at 05:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.120°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.238° in the next northern standstill on 14 April 2073 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 7 April 2073 at 14:14 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.