Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 25 December 2072 at 07:15.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2073 after 26 days on 23 January 2073 at 20:05.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 17 December 2072 at 05:19 in ♓ Pisces. 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 29 December 2072 at 06:59 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 366 641 km (227 820 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 220 km (228 801 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 15 December 2072 at 14:09 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 December 2072 at 08:37 in ♍ Virgo.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 25 December 2072 at 11:40 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.089°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.079° in the next southern standstill on 7 January 2073 at 10:43 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 8 January 2073 at 08:11 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.