Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 30 April 2072 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 25 April 2072 at 16:35.
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 ∠15° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2072 after 1 day 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 894 of Meeus index or 1847 from Brown series.
Length of current 894 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 895 length.
Length of current synodic month is 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠250.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠285°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 28 April 2072 at 15:34 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 May 2072 at 17:48 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 369 810 km (229 789 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 155 km (251 130 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 28 April 2072 at 14:06 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2072 at 08:23 in ♓ Pisces.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 23 April 2072 at 08:04 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.447°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.526° in the next southern standstill on 6 May 2072 at 07:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 2 May 2072 at 11:34 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.