Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 24 January 2072 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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 ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2072 after 10 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 4 days 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 21 January 2072 at 20:00 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 February 2072 at 06:26 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 401 629 km (249 561 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 546 km (221 547 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 10:50 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 6 February 2072 at 10:25 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 18 January 2072 at 00:05 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.436°. Next 7 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 10 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.