Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 20 January 2072 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2072 after 14 days on 4 February 2072 at 04:55.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 06:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 891 of Meeus index or 1844 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 29 minutes is the length of new lunation 891. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2072. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 892 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠166.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠190.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 January 2072 at 20:00 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 404 937 km (251 616 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 490 km (252 581 mi).
10 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 January 2072 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 18 January 2072 at 00:05 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.436°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.364° in the next northern standstill on 1 February 2072 at 09:58 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.