Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 16 April 2072 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2072 after 15 days on 2 May 2072 at 11:34.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 27 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 12 April 2072 at 22:33 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 28 April 2072 at 15:34 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 400 223 km (248 687 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 523 km (228 368 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 15 April 2072 at 04:07 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 April 2072 at 14:06 in ♍ Virgo.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 8 April 2072 at 21:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.355°. Next 6 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 1 day 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.