Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 October 2072 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | October 2072

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 October 2072 at 17:55.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1923".

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2072 after 14 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 900 / 1853

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 900 of Meeus index or 1853 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 900 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 901 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠21.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠41.4°. 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 10 October 2072 at 10:58 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 October 2072 at 14:16 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 369 106 km

Moon is 369 106 km (229 352 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 243 km (251 806 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days 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 9 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

3 days 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 4 October 2072 at 13:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.655°. Next 4 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 14 days

After 14 days on 27 October 2072 at 01:21 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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