Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 August 2072 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | August 2072

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

Waxing Crescent 17% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 14 August 2072 at 01:21.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2072 after 11 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 898 / 1851

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 898 of Meeus index or 1851 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 898 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 899 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠350.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠350.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2072 at 14:59 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 August 2072 at 00:37 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 366 700 km

Moon is 366 700 km (227 857 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 270 km (252 444 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 15 August 2072 at 05:10 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 August 2072 at 23:05 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 10 August 2072 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.592°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.564° in the next southern standstill on 23 August 2072 at 14:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 28 August 2072 at 15:59 in ♓ Pisces, 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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