Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 October 2072 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | October 2072

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 5 October 2072 at 02:28.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2072 after 19 days on 27 October 2072 at 01:21.

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 899 / 1852

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 899 of Meeus index or 1852 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 899 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 900 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠5.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. 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

12 days after point of apogee on 25 September 2072 at 03:10 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2072 at 10:58 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 365 367 km

Moon is 365 367 km (227 029 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 826 km (223 586 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 25 September 2072 at 05:16 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 October 2072 at 01:44 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

25 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 4 October 2072 at 13:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.655°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.728° in the next southern standstill on 17 October 2072 at 04:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 11 October 2072 at 17:55 in ♎ Libra, 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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