Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 18 October 2073 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 16 October 2073 at 01:54.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2073 after 27 days on 14 November 2073 at 19:55.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 912 of Meeus index or 1865 from Brown series.
Length of current 912 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter than next lunation 913 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠351.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠6.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
2 days after point of apogee on 16 October 2073 at 08:16 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2073 at 10:23 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 403 195 km (250 534 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 043 km (221 856 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 10 October 2073 at 18:58 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 October 2073 at 09:03 in ♌ Leo.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 7 October 2073 at 14:29 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.779°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.918° in the next northern standstill on 22 October 2073 at 08:46 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 30 October 2073 at 19:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.