Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 17 May 2072 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2072 after 14 days on 31 May 2072 at 22:18.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 11:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 894 of Meeus index or 1847 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 894. 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°).
6 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 May 2072 at 23:46 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 385 964 km (239 827 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 656 km (229 694 mi).
5 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 May 2072 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 6 May 2072 at 07:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.526°. Next 3 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.