Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 20 May 2072 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 18 May 2072 at 00:18.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2072 after 11 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 895 of Meeus index or 1848 from Brown series.
Length of current 895 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 896 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠285°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠313.1°. 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°).
9 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 May 2072 at 23:46 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 372 132 km (231 232 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 656 km (229 694 mi).
8 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 May 2072 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 14:55 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.609°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.669° in its southern standstill point on 2 June 2072 at 16:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 31 May 2072 at 22:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.