Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 30 December 2073 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 28 December 2073 at 16:55.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1874" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2074 after 13 days on 13 January 2074 at 06:31.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 915 of Meeus index or 1868 from Brown series.
Length of current 915 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. 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°).
4 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 January 2074 at 17:28 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 382 443 km (237 639 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 632 km (251 427 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 December 2073 at 05:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 28 December 2073 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.262°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.258° in the next northern standstill on 12 January 2074 at 06:32 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 13 January 2074 at 06:31 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.