Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 December 2072 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | December 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 ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 2 December 2072 at 19:22.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1904"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2072 after 16 days on 25 December 2072 at 07:15.

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 901 / 1854

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 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 4 December 2072 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 December 2072 at 05:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 376 540 km

Moon is 376 540 km (233 971 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 279 km (251 207 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days 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 7 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

6 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 28 November 2072 at 02:29 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.023°. Next 2 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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