Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 June 2072 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 16 June 2072 at 09:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2072 after 9 days on 30 June 2072 at 10:21.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 896 of Meeus index or 1849 from Brown series.
Length of current 896 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 59 minutes. It is 34 minutes longer than next lunation 897 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠313.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠333.8°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 19 June 2072 at 10:24 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 July 2072 at 05:53 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 363 458 km (225 842 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 994 km (251 652 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 8 June 2072 at 10:43 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 June 2072 at 16:43 in ♍ Virgo.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 17 June 2072 at 00:01 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.692°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.704° in the next southern standstill on 30 June 2072 at 01:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 30 June 2072 at 10:21 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.