Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 July 2072 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | July 2072

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 July 2072 at 17:56.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2072 after 13 days on 30 July 2072 at 00:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 14 August 2072 at 01:21

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 897 / 1850

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 897 of Meeus index or 1850 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 897 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2072. It is 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 898 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠333.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠333.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.4°. 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

11 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 day, 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 365 812 km

Moon is 365 812 km (227 305 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 898 km (224 252 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 2 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

24 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

2 days after previous North standstill on 14 July 2072 at 10:48 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.668°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.639° in the next southern standstill on 27 July 2072 at 08:30 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 30 July 2072 at 00:17 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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