Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 21 June 2073 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 19 June 2073 at 18:44.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2073 after 27 days on 19 July 2073 at 05:04.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 908 of Meeus index or 1861 from Brown series.
Length of current 908 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 909 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠250°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠284.5°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 15 June 2073 at 21:26 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 June 2073 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 386 590 km (240 216 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 196 km (251 156 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 10 June 2073 at 22:06 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 June 2073 at 19:45 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 20 June 2073 at 11:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.607°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.610° in the next northern standstill on 4 July 2073 at 22:14 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 5 July 2073 at 07:16 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.