Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 8 July 2073 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 5 July 2073 at 07:16.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2073 after 10 days on 19 July 2073 at 05:04.
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 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.
Length of current 909 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 48 minutes. It is 59 minutes longer than next lunation 910 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠284.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠313.1°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 28 June 2073 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 July 2073 at 07:01 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 369 448 km (229 564 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 523 km (229 611 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 01:28 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 21 July 2073 at 02:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 01:28 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous North standstill on 4 July 2073 at 22:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.610°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.591° in the next southern standstill on 17 July 2073 at 20:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 19 July 2073 at 05:04 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.