Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 2 September 2073 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2073 after 13 days on 16 September 2073 at 08:52.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 01:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 911 of Meeus index or 1864 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 29 minutes is the length of new lunation 911. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2073. It is 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 912 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠334.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠351.1°. 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 22 August 2073 at 13:26 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 September 2073 at 14:51 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 366 560 km (227 770 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 664 km (224 106 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 31 August 2073 at 18:55 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 September 2073 at 16:02 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 28 August 2073 at 17:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.572°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.604° in the next southern standstill on 10 September 2073 at 08:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.