Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 March 2072 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | March 2072

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

Waning Crescent 42% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 11 March 2072 at 15:18.

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 ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1802"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1930".

Pink Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2072 after 21 days on 3 April 2072 at 01:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 10 April 2072 at 08:53

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 892 / 1845

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

8 days 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 3 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 397 687 km

Moon is 397 687 km (247 111 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 956 km (252 249 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days 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 6 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

7 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 in southern standstill

At 13:34 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.269°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2072. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.306° in its northern standstill point on 27 March 2072 at 02:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 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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