Gibbous ♓ Pisces
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 17 November 2072 at 16:03 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2072 after 7 days on 25 November 2072 at 16:59.
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.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 901 of Meeus index or 1854 from Brown series.
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.
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.
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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 7 November 2072 at 14:09 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 November 2072 at 08:15 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 404 954 km (251 627 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 457 km (251 318 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 12:11 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 2 December 2072 at 07:21 in ♍ Virgo.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 13 November 2072 at 14:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.935°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.023° in the next northern standstill on 28 November 2072 at 02:29 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 25 November 2072 at 16:59 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.