Moon ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 1 April 2072 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 27 March 2072 at 09:43.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2072 after 1 day on 3 April 2072 at 01:25.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 893 of Meeus index or 1846 from Brown series.
Length of current 893 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. It is 3 hours and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 894 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠217.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠250.1°. 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 perigee on this date at 01:31, this is 15 days after last apogee on 16 March 2072 at 05:25 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 April 2072 at 22:33 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 362 291 km (225 117 mi) away from Earth. It is 217 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 065 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 07:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 15 April 2072 at 04:07 in ♓ Pisces.
At 07:46 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous North standstill on 27 March 2072 at 02:22 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.306°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.355° in the next southern standstill on 8 April 2072 at 21:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 3 April 2072 at 01:25 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.