Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 March 2072 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | March 2072

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 19 March 2072 at 20:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1815"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1925".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2072 after 12 days on 3 April 2072 at 01:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 18 April 2072 at 11:57

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 893 / 1846

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 893 of Meeus index or 1846 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 893 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. It is 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 894 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠217.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠217.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠250.1°. 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

5 days 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 10 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 394 879 km

Moon is 394 879 km (245 366 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 291 km (225 117 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 18 March 2072 at 21:48 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 April 2072 at 07:46 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

16 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 12 March 2072 at 13:34 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.269°. Next 5 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 12 days

After 12 days on 3 April 2072 at 01:25 in ♎ Libra, 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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