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Moon phase on 14 May 2073 Sunday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | May 2073

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 47% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 14 May 2073 at 18:59 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1939"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2073 after 6 days on 21 May 2073 at 10:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 21 May 2073 at 10:02
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 28 May 2073 at 17:57
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 5 June 2073 at 19:51
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 13 June 2073 at 00:47

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 907 / 1860

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 907 of Meeus index or 1860 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 52 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 11 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠218.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠218.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠250°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 3 May 2073 at 14:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 May 2073 at 08:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 369 696 km

The Moon is 369 696 km (229 718 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 430 km (225 204 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 21:24 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 27 May 2073 at 15:39 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 21:24 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 11 May 2073 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.450°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.521° at the point of next southern standstill on 24 May 2073 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 21 May 2073 at 10:02 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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