Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 21 January 2072 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 20 January 2072 at 06:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2072 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 891 of Meeus index or 1844 from Brown series.
Length of current 891 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 29 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:00, this is 15 days after last perigee on 6 January 2072 at 17:46 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 February 2072 at 06:26 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 490 km (252 581 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 082 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 219 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 January 2072 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 18 January 2072 at 00:05 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.436°. Next 10 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.
After 13 days on 4 February 2072 at 04:55 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.