Quarter* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 23 May 2072 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 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 about ∠15° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2072 after 8 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 6 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:46, this is 13 days after last apogee on 10 May 2072 at 17:48 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 June 2072 at 12:42 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 369 656 km (229 694 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 148 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 700 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 May 2072 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 20 May 2072 at 14:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.609°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.669° in the next southern standstill on 2 June 2072 at 16:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 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.