Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 April 2072 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | April 2072

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

Waxing Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 25 April 2072 at 16:35.

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 ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2072 after 3 days on 2 May 2072 at 11:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 May 2072 at 21:53

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 894 / 1847

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:34, this is 15 days after last apogee on 12 April 2072 at 22:33 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 May 2072 at 17:48 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 367 523 km

This perigee Moon is 367 523 km (228 368 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 015 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 833 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 14:06 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 12 May 2072 at 08:23 in ♓ Pisces.

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New draconic month

At 14:06 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 23 April 2072 at 08:04 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.447°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.526° in the next southern standstill on 6 May 2072 at 07:01 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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