Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 17 February 2072 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 10 February 2072 at 23:27.
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 ∠12° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2072 after 16 days on 4 March 2072 at 15:17.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 20:18, this is 13 days after last perigee on 4 February 2072 at 06:26 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2072 at 18:40 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 547 km (252 617 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2072. It is 1 139 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 162 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 6 February 2072 at 10:25 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 20 February 2072 at 15:17 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 14 February 2072 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.318°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.278° in the next northern standstill on 28 February 2072 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 19 February 2072 at 02:03 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.