Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 8 April 2073 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 7 April 2073 at 14:14.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2073 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 906 of Meeus index or 1859 from Brown series.
Length of current 906 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 907 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠192.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠218.1°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 6 April 2073 at 05:19 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 April 2073 at 03:38 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 403 497 km (250 721 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 345 km (222 665 mi).
5 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 April 2073 at 19:11 in ♌ Leo.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 30 March 2073 at 05:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.120°. Next 5 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 13 days on 22 April 2073 at 01:54 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.