Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 March 2072 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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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 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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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 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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1928".

Pink Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2072 after 16 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 27 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 16 March 2072 at 05:25 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 April 2072 at 01:31 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 405 119 km

Moon is 405 119 km (251 729 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 291 km (225 117 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 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 day, 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

12 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

4 days after previous South standstill on 12 March 2072 at 13:34 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.269°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.306° in the next northern standstill on 27 March 2072 at 02:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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