Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 9 December 2072 at 16:59.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2072 after 13 days on 25 December 2072 at 07:15.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 902 of Meeus index or 1855 from Brown series.
Length of current 902 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 903 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠69°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠105.7°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 4 December 2072 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 December 2072 at 05:19 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 390 803 km (242 834 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 279 km (251 207 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 2 December 2072 at 07:21 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 December 2072 at 14:09 in ♒ Aquarius.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 01:27 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.074°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2072. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.089° in its northern standstill point on 25 December 2072 at 11:40 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 25 December 2072 at 07:15 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.