Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 February 2072 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | February 2072

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 February 2072 at 23:27.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1942".

Worm Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2072 after 17 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

12 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 day, 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 404 323 km

Moon is 404 323 km (251 235 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 547 km (252 617 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 6 February 2072 at 10:25 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 February 2072 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 14 February 2072 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.318°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.278° in the next northern standstill on 28 February 2072 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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