Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 20 February 2072 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 19 February 2072 at 02:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2072 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 892 of Meeus index or 1845 from Brown series.
Length of current 892 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 18 minutes. 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°).
2 days 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 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 March 2072 at 18:40 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 402 836 km (250 311 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 074 km (222 497 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 15:17 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 4 March 2072 at 21:20 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 14 February 2072 at 06:42 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.318°. Next 8 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 13 days on 4 March 2072 at 15:17 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.