Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 March 2072 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | March 2072

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 March 2072 at 15:17.

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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2072 after 28 days on 3 April 2072 at 01:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 3 April 2072 at 01:25

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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 3 March 2072 at 18:40 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 March 2072 at 05:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 367 124 km

Moon is 367 124 km (228 120 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 956 km (252 249 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 4 March 2072 at 21:20 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 March 2072 at 21:48 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 28 February 2072 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.278°. Next 7 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 14 days

After 14 days on 19 March 2072 at 20:21 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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