Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 6 January 2072 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2072.
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.
The Moon is 15 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.
Length of current 890 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 48 minutes. It is 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 891 length.
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.
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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:46, this is 12 days after last apogee on 25 December 2071 at 10:25 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 January 2072 at 20:00 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 358 353 km (222 670 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 155 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 003 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 January 2072 at 03:26 in ♍ Virgo.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
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 11 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.