Moon ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 January 2072 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 12 January 2072 at 09:54.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2072 after 16 days on 4 February 2072 at 04:55.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
11 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 January 2072 at 20:00 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 401 116 km (249 242 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 490 km (252 581 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 10 January 2072 at 03:26 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 January 2072 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 00:05 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.436°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.364° in its northern standstill point on 1 February 2072 at 09:58 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.