Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 November 2072 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | November 2072

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

Waning Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 25 November 2072 at 16:59.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1929"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1946".

Beaver Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2072 after 25 days on 25 December 2072 at 07:15.

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 901 / 1854

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 901 of Meeus index or 1854 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 901 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 38 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 902 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠41.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠41.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠69°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 19 November 2072 at 08:15 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 December 2072 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 371 593 km

Moon is 371 593 km (230 897 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 748 km (229 751 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 18 November 2072 at 12:11 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 December 2072 at 07:21 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

24 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 28 November 2072 at 02:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.023°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.074° in the next southern standstill on 11 December 2072 at 01:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 9 December 2072 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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