Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 31 May 2073 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 28 May 2073 at 17:57.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2073 after 19 days on 19 June 2073 at 18:44.
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 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.
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 apogee on this date at 06:54, this is 11 days after last perigee on 19 May 2073 at 08:24 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 June 2073 at 21:26 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 404 858 km (251 567 mi) away from Earth. It is 550 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 851 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 27 May 2073 at 15:39 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 June 2073 at 22:06 in ♌ Leo.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 24 May 2073 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.521°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.587° in the next northern standstill on 7 June 2073 at 13:47 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 5 June 2073 at 19:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.