Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 January 2072 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | January 2072

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

Waning Gibbous 81% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 5 January 2072 at 18:13.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2072 after 25 days on 4 February 2072 at 04:55.

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 890 / 1843

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 890 of Meeus index or 1843 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 890 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 48 minutes. It is 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 891 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠138.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠138.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠166.3°. 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°).

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 6 January 2072 at 17:46 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 January 2072 at 20:00 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 365 272 km

Moon is 365 272 km (226 969 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 490 km (252 581 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 28 December 2071 at 08:59 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 January 2072 at 03:26 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 4 January 2072 at 21:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.460°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.436° in the next southern standstill on 18 January 2072 at 00:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 20 January 2072 at 06:35 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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