Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 October 2072 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | October 2072

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

Waxing Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 18 October 2072 at 20:37.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1930".

Hunter Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2072 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 22 October 2072 at 14:16 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2072 at 14:09 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 354 km

Moon is 404 354 km (251 254 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 640 km (226 577 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 22 October 2072 at 09:49 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 5 November 2072 at 06:42 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

15 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 southern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 17 October 2072 at 04:56 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.728°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.845° in the next northern standstill on 31 October 2072 at 19:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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