Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 May 2073 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | May 2073

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 25% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 28 May 2073 at 17:57.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2073 after 19 days on 19 June 2073 at 18:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 5 June 2073 at 19:51
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 13 June 2073 at 00:47
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 19 June 2073 at 18:44
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 27 June 2073 at 11:12

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 06:54. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 19 May 2073 at 08:24 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 15 June 2073 at 21:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 858 km

This apogee Moon is 404 858 km (251 567 mi) away from Earth. It is 550 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 851 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 27 May 2073 at 15:39 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 June 2073 at 22:06 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 24 May 2073 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.521°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.587° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 June 2073 at 13:47 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 5 June 2073 at 19:51 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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