Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 December 2073 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2073 | December 2073

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 14% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 22 December 2073 at 00:06.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2074 after 18 days on 13 January 2074 at 06:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 914 / 1867

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 914 of Meeus index or 1867 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 8 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠22.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠22.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠43.1°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 23:45. It is 16 days after previous apogee on 9 December 2073 at 22:16 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 6 January 2074 at 17:28 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 365 051 km

This perigee Moon is 365 051 km (226 832 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 543 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 305 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 18 December 2073 at 11:14 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 December 2073 at 05:26 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 15 December 2073 at 22:12 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.261°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.262° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 December 2073 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 28 December 2073 at 16:55 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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