Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 September 2072 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | September 2072

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

Waning Crescent 21% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 5 September 2072 at 16:19.

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2072 after 18 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

10 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 3 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 369 504 km

The Moon is 369 504 km (229 599 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 388 km (222 071 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 28 August 2072 at 23:05 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 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

24 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 after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 7 September 2072 at 06:46 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.564°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.581° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 September 2072 at 20:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 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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