Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 June 2072 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | June 2072

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

Waning Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 31 May 2072 at 22:18.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1891".

Flower Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2072 after 25 days on 30 June 2072 at 10:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 8 June 2072 at 21:20
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 16 June 2072 at 09:57
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 23 June 2072 at 02:57
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 30 June 2072 at 10:21

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 895 / 1848

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 23 May 2072 at 23:46 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 June 2072 at 12:42 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 401 442 km

Moon is 401 442 km (249 444 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 216 km (251 168 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 25 May 2072 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 June 2072 at 10:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 2 June 2072 at 16:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.669°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.692° in the next northern standstill on 17 June 2072 at 00:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 16 June 2072 at 09:57 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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