Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 May 2072 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | May 2072

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 18 May 2072 at 00:18.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1945"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1895".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2072 after 10 days on 31 May 2072 at 22:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 16 June 2072 at 09:57

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 895 / 1848

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 895 of Meeus index or 1848 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 895 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 896 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠285°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠285°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠313.1°. 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

10 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 2 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 368 485 km

Moon is 368 485 km (228 966 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 656 km (229 694 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days 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 4 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

22 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 20 May 2072 at 14:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.609°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.669° in the next southern standstill on 2 June 2072 at 16:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 31 May 2072 at 22:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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