Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 3 December 2072 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | December 2072

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 42% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 December 2072 at 19:22 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2072 after 21 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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

14 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 day, 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 363 300 km

Moon is 363 300 km (225 744 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 748 km (229 751 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 2 December 2072 at 07:21 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 December 2072 at 14:09 in ♒ Aquarius.

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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 28 November 2072 at 02:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.023°. Next 7 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 6 days

After 6 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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