Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 June 2072 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | June 2072

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 16 June 2072 at 09:57.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2072 after 11 days on 30 June 2072 at 10:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 23 June 2072 at 02:57
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 30 June 2072 at 10:21
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 8 July 2072 at 13:53
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 15 July 2072 at 17:56

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 896 / 1849

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 896 of Meeus index or 1849 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 896 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 59 minutes. It is 34 minutes longer than next lunation 897 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠313.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠333.8°. 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 7 June 2072 at 12:42 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 June 2072 at 10:24 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 366 976 km

Moon is 366 976 km (228 028 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 625 km (227 189 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 8 June 2072 at 10:43 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 June 2072 at 16:43 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

23 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 17 June 2072 at 00:01 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.692°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.704° in the next southern standstill on 30 June 2072 at 01:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 30 June 2072 at 10:21 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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