Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 December 2073 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.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 ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2074 after 15 days on 13 January 2074 at 06:31.
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 16:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 915 of Meeus index or 1868 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes is the length of new lunation 915. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 916 length.
Length of current synodic month is 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠72.6°. 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 perigee on 25 December 2073 at 23:45 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 January 2074 at 17:28 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 373 123 km (231 848 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 632 km (251 427 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 18 December 2073 at 11:14 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 December 2073 at 05:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 21:38 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.262°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2073. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.258° in its northern standstill point on 12 January 2074 at 06:32 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.