Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 14 May 2072 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 10 May 2072 at 03:17.
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 ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2072 after 17 days on 31 May 2072 at 22:18.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 10 May 2072 at 17:48 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 May 2072 at 23:46 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 398 807 km (247 807 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 656 km (229 694 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 12 May 2072 at 08:23 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 May 2072 at 15:57 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.
8 days after previous South standstill on 6 May 2072 at 07:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.526°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.609° in the next northern standstill on 20 May 2072 at 14:55 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 18 May 2072 at 00:18 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.