Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 21 May 2073 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1895".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2073.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 19 May 2073 at 08:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 May 2073 at 06:54 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 370 781 km (230 393 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 858 km (251 567 mi).
6 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 May 2073 at 15:39 in ♒ Aquarius.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 11 May 2073 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.450°. Next 2 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.