Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 May 2072 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | May 2072

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

Waning Crescent 20% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 10 May 2072 at 03:17.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2072 after 18 days on 31 May 2072 at 22:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 18 May 2072 at 00:18
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 May 2072 at 21:53
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 31 May 2072 at 22:18
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 8 June 2072 at 21:20

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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

2 days after point of apogee on 10 May 2072 at 17:48 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 23 May 2072 at 23:46 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 401 844 km

Moon is 401 844 km (249 694 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 656 km (229 694 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 12 May 2072 at 08:23 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 May 2072 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

14 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

7 days after previous South standstill on 6 May 2072 at 07:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.526°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.609° in the next northern standstill on 20 May 2072 at 14:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 18 May 2072 at 00:18 in ♊ Gemini, 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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