Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 12 April 2072 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 10 April 2072 at 08:53.
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 ∠17° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2072 after 19 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 22:33, this is 11 days after last perigee on 1 April 2072 at 01:31 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 28 April 2072 at 15:34 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 911 km (251 600 mi) away from Earth. It is 497 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 798 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2072 at 04:07 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 8 April 2072 at 21:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.355°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.447° in the next northern standstill on 23 April 2072 at 08:04 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 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.