Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 10 January 2072 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 5 January 2072 at 18:13.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2072 after 24 days on 4 February 2072 at 04:55.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 6 January 2072 at 17:46 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 January 2072 at 20:00 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 367 926 km (228 619 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 490 km (252 581 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 03:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 24 January 2072 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces.
At 03:26 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous North standstill on 4 January 2072 at 21:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.460°. Next 7 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.
After 9 days on 20 January 2072 at 06:35 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.