Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 September 2072 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | September 2072

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

Waning Gibbous 62% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 28 August 2072 at 15:59.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1903".

Sturgeon Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2072 after 22 days on 27 September 2072 at 08:43.

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 898 / 1851

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 898 of Meeus index or 1851 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠350.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠350.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠5.6°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 29 August 2072 at 00:37 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 September 2072 at 01:13 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 387 609 km

The Moon is 387 609 km (240 849 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 388 km (222 071 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 28 August 2072 at 23:05 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 September 2072 at 16:07 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 23 August 2072 at 14:36 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.564°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.564° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 September 2072 at 06:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 12 September 2072 at 09:07 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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