Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 August 2072 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 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 93% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 28 August 2072 at 15:59.

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 ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1901".

Sturgeon Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2072 after 26 days on 27 September 2072 at 08:43.

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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 29 August 2072 at 00:37 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 September 2072 at 01:13 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 402 520 km

Moon is 402 520 km (250 114 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 388 km (222 071 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 28 August 2072 at 23:05 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 September 2072 at 16:07 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

7 days after previous South standstill on 23 August 2072 at 14:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.564°. Next 6 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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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 12 September 2072 at 09:07 in ♍ Virgo, 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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