Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 October 2072 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.

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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 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1922".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2072 after 16 days on 27 October 2072 at 01:21.

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 899 / 1852

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 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:58, this is 15 days after last apogee on 25 September 2072 at 03:10 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 22 October 2072 at 14:16 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 359 826 km

This perigee Moon is 359 826 km (223 586 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 682 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 530 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 9 October 2072 at 01:44 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 22 October 2072 at 09:49 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 4 October 2072 at 13:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.655°. Next 6 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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