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Moon phase on 2 May 2072 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2072 | May 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 15 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 2 May 2072 at 11:34 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1895"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1895" and ∠1903".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2072.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 10 May 2072 at 03:17
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 18 May 2072 at 00:18
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 May 2072 at 21:53
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 31 May 2072 at 22:18

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 894 / 1847

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 894 of Meeus index or 1847 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 894 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 895 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠250.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠250.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠285°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 28 April 2072 at 15:34 in ♍ Virgo. 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 10 May 2072 at 17:48 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 378 302 km

Moon is 378 302 km (235 066 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 155 km (251 130 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 28 April 2072 at 14:06 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2072 at 08:23 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

3 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

9 days after previous North standstill on 23 April 2072 at 08:04 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.447°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.526° in the next southern standstill on 6 May 2072 at 07:01 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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