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Moon phase on 5 January 2072 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | January 2072

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 5 January 2072 at 18:13 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1951".

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2072.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 890 / 1843

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 890 of Meeus index or 1843 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 890 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 48 minutes. It is 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 891 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠138.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠138.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠166.3°. 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

11 days after point of apogee on 25 December 2071 at 10:25 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 6 January 2072 at 17:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 366 211 km

Moon is 366 211 km (227 553 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 353 km (222 670 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 28 December 2071 at 08:59 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 January 2072 at 03:26 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

22 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 4 January 2072 at 21:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.460°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.436° in the next southern standstill on 18 January 2072 at 00:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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