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Moon phase on 28 August 2072 Sunday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | August 2072

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 28 August 2072 at 15:59 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1900".

It is Sturgeon Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2072.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 898 / 1851

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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 before apogee

13 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 day, 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 405 408 km

Moon is 405 408 km (251 909 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 270 km (252 444 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 23:05 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 11 September 2072 at 16:07 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 23 August 2072 at 14:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.564°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.564° in the next northern standstill on 7 September 2072 at 06:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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