Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 19 May 2073 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 14 May 2073 at 18:59.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2073 after 1 day on 21 May 2073 at 10:02.
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.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:24, this is 15 days after last apogee on 3 May 2073 at 14:50 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 31 May 2073 at 06:54 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 362 430 km (225 204 mi) away from Earth. It is 78 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 926 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 14 May 2073 at 21:24 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 May 2073 at 15:39 in ♒ Aquarius.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 11 May 2073 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.450°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.521° in the next southern standstill on 24 May 2073 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day 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.