Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 2 July 2072 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 30 June 2072 at 10:21.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2072 after 27 days on 30 July 2072 at 00:17.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
13 days 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 July 2072 at 05:53 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 402 602 km (250 165 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 994 km (251 652 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 21 June 2072 at 16:43 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 July 2072 at 13:03 in ♓ Pisces.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 30 June 2072 at 01:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.704°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.668° in the next northern standstill on 14 July 2072 at 10:48 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 15 July 2072 at 17:56 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.