Moon ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 17 August 2073 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1896".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2073.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 6 August 2073 at 17:22 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 August 2073 at 13:26 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 395 295 km (245 625 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 225 km (251 795 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 10:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 31 August 2073 at 18:55 in ♌ Leo.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 14 August 2073 at 02:57 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.556°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.572° in the next northern standstill on 28 August 2073 at 17:17 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.