Moon ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 17 July 2073 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 12 July 2073 at 05:16.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2073 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 11 July 2073 at 07:01 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 July 2073 at 19:45 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 379 208 km (235 629 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 365 km (251 261 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 8 July 2073 at 01:28 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 July 2073 at 02:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 20:15 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.591°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.570° in its northern standstill point on 1 August 2073 at 07:46 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.