Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 April 2072 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | April 2072

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 18 April 2072 at 11:57.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1869"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2072 after 11 days on 2 May 2072 at 11:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 25 April 2072 at 16:35
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 2 May 2072 at 11:34
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 10 May 2072 at 03:17
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 18 May 2072 at 00:18

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 894 / 1847

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 894 of Meeus index or 1847 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 894 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 895 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠250.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠250.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠285°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 12 April 2072 at 22:33 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 April 2072 at 15:34 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 383 518 km

Moon is 383 518 km (238 307 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 523 km (228 368 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 15 April 2072 at 04:07 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 April 2072 at 14:06 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

19 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 8 April 2072 at 21:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.355°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.447° in the next northern standstill on 23 April 2072 at 08:04 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 2 May 2072 at 11:34 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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