Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 4 August 2073 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 3 August 2073 at 17:04.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2073 after 13 days on 17 August 2073 at 17:45.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 910 of Meeus index or 1863 from Brown series.
Length of current 910 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 20 minutes longer than next lunation 911 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334.3°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 25 July 2073 at 19:45 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 6 August 2073 at 17:22 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 371 361 km (230 753 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 543 km (227 138 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 08:57 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 17 August 2073 at 10:02 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 08:57 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous North standstill on 1 August 2073 at 07:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.570°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.556° in the next southern standstill on 14 August 2073 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 17 August 2073 at 17:45 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.