Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 July 2072 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | July 2072

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

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 8 July 2072 at 13:53.

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1831"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2072 after 19 days on 30 July 2072 at 00:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 15 July 2072 at 17:56
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 22 July 2072 at 09:02
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 30 July 2072 at 00:17
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 7 August 2072 at 04:15

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 5 July 2072 at 05:53 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 July 2072 at 07:53 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 391 559 km

Moon is 391 559 km (243 303 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 898 km (224 252 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 5 July 2072 at 13:03 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 July 2072 at 20:41 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

18 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 30 June 2072 at 01:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.704°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.668° in the next northern standstill on 14 July 2072 at 10:48 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 15 July 2072 at 17:56 in ♋ Cancer, 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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