Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 February 2072 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | February 2072

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

Waning Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 4 February 2072 at 04:55.

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 ∠20° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2072 after 27 days on 4 March 2072 at 15:17.

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 891 / 1844

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 891 of Meeus index or 1844 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 891 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2072. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 892 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠166.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠166.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠190.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 4 February 2072 at 06:26 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 February 2072 at 20:18 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 153 km

Moon is 366 153 km (227 517 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 547 km (252 617 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 10:25 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 20 February 2072 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces.

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New draconic month

At 10:25 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 1 February 2072 at 09:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.364°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.318° in the next southern standstill on 14 February 2072 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 19 February 2072 at 02:03 in ♓ Pisces, 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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