Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 September 2072 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | September 2072

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 5 September 2072 at 16:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1907".

Harvest Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2072 after 15 days on 27 September 2072 at 08:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 898 / 1851

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

13 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 day, 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 363 335 km

Moon is 363 335 km (225 766 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 388 km (222 071 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 16:07 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 September 2072 at 05:16 in ♓ Pisces.

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New draconic month

At 16:07 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 7 September 2072 at 06:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.564°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.581° in the next southern standstill on 19 September 2072 at 20:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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