Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 July 2073 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | July 2073

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 5 July 2073 at 07:16.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2073 after 10 days on 19 July 2073 at 05:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 12 July 2073 at 05:16
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 19 July 2073 at 05:04
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 27 July 2073 at 04:29
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 3 August 2073 at 17:04

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 909 / 1862

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 909 of Meeus index or 1862 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 48 minutes. It is 59 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 13 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠284.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠284.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠313.1°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 28 June 2073 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 July 2073 at 07:01 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 369 448 km

The Moon is 369 448 km (229 564 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 523 km (229 611 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 01:28 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 21 July 2073 at 02:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 01:28 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 4 July 2073 at 22:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.610°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.591° at the point of next southern standstill on 17 July 2073 at 20:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 19 July 2073 at 05:04 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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