Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 March 2072 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | March 2072

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 27 February 2072 at 00:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2072 after 1 day on 4 March 2072 at 15:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 4 March 2072 at 15:17
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 11 March 2072 at 15:18
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 19 March 2072 at 20:21
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 27 March 2072 at 09:43

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 892 / 1845

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 892 of Meeus index or 1845 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

Length of current 892 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 893 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠190.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠190.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠217.4°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:40, this is 14 days after last apogee on 17 February 2072 at 20:18 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 March 2072 at 05:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 358 074 km

This perigee Moon is 358 074 km (222 497 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 434 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 282 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 20 February 2072 at 15:17 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 4 March 2072 at 21:20 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 28 February 2072 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.278°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.269° in the next southern standstill on 12 March 2072 at 13:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 4 March 2072 at 15:17 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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