Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 6 April 2072 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 3 April 2072 at 01:25.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2072 after 25 days on 2 May 2072 at 11:34.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 1 April 2072 at 01:31 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 April 2072 at 22:33 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 386 108 km (239 916 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 911 km (251 600 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 1 April 2072 at 07:46 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2072 at 04:07 in ♓ Pisces.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 27 March 2072 at 02:22 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.306°. Next 2 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 11 days on 18 April 2072 at 11:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.