Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 July 2072 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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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 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1924"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2072 after 15 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

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 896 / 1849

The Moon is 28 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 before perigee

9 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 2 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 372 560 km

Moon is 372 560 km (231 498 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 898 km (224 252 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 4 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

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 in northern standstill

At 10:48 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.668°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.639° in its southern standstill point on 27 July 2072 at 08:30 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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