Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 31 May 2072 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1860" and ∠1892".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2072.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 23 May 2072 at 23:46 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 June 2072 at 12:42 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 385 360 km (239 452 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 216 km (251 168 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 25 May 2072 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 June 2072 at 10:43 in ♓ Pisces.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 20 May 2072 at 14:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.609°. Next 2 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.