Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 28 September 2073 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 24 September 2073 at 12:32.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2073 after 17 days on 16 October 2073 at 01:54.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 911 of Meeus index or 1864 from Brown series.
Length of current 911 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 29 minutes. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 19 September 2073 at 03:23 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 October 2073 at 22:53 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 372 210 km (231 281 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 437 km (222 101 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 04:00 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 10 October 2073 at 18:58 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 04:00 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2073 at 01:43 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.692°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.779° in the next southern standstill on 7 October 2073 at 14:29 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 1 October 2073 at 10:21 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.