Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 3 December 2073 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 29 November 2073 at 05:12.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2073 after 11 days on 14 December 2073 at 13:49.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 914 of Meeus index or 1867 from Brown series.
Length of current 914 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 915 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠22.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠43.1°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 27 November 2073 at 21:03 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 December 2073 at 22:16 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 385 641 km (239 626 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 427 km (251 921 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 22:40 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 18 December 2073 at 11:14 in ♌ Leo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 1 December 2073 at 10:11 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.206°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.261° in the next northern standstill on 15 December 2073 at 22:12 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 14 December 2073 at 13:49 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.