Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 March 2072 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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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 91% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 27 March 2072 at 09:43.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1920".

Pink Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2072 after 2 days on 3 April 2072 at 01:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 25 April 2072 at 16:35

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 893 / 1846

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

15 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 day, 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 363 820 km

Moon is 363 820 km (226 067 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 291 km (225 117 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, 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

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

4 days after previous North standstill on 27 March 2072 at 02:22 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.306°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.355° in the next southern standstill on 8 April 2072 at 21:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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