Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 19 February 2072 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.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 about ∠5° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2072 after 14 days on 4 March 2072 at 15:17.
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 02:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 892 of Meeus index or 1845 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 18 minutes is the length of new lunation 892. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 893 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠190.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠217.4°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 17 February 2072 at 20:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2072 at 18:40 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 404 583 km (251 396 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 074 km (222 497 mi).
13 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 February 2072 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 14 February 2072 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.318°. Next 9 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.