Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 August 2072 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | August 2072

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

Waning Gibbous 75% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 75% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 30 July 2072 at 00:17.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1892".

Buck Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2072 after 24 days on 28 August 2072 at 15:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 897 / 1850

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 1 August 2072 at 19:10 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 August 2072 at 14:59 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 401 240 km

Moon is 401 240 km (249 319 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 834 km (222 348 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 1 August 2072 at 17:10 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 August 2072 at 05:10 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

16 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

8 days after previous South standstill on 27 July 2072 at 08:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.639°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.592° in the next northern standstill on 10 August 2072 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 14 August 2072 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo, 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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