Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 8 May 2073 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 7 May 2073 at 06:15.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2073 after 12 days on 21 May 2073 at 10:02.
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 907 of Meeus index or 1860 from Brown series.
Length of current 907 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 908 length.
Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠218.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠250°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 3 May 2073 at 14:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2073 at 08:24 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 396 089 km (246 118 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 430 km (225 204 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 30 April 2073 at 13:47 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 May 2073 at 21:24 in ♌ Leo.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 26 April 2073 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.330°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.450° in the next northern standstill on 11 May 2073 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 21 May 2073 at 10:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.