Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 17 July 2072 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 July 2072 at 17:56.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2072 after 12 days on 30 July 2072 at 00:17.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 897 of Meeus index or 1850 from Brown series.
Length of current 897 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2072. It is 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 898 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠333.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.4°. 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 07:53, this is 12 days after last apogee on 5 July 2072 at 05:53 in ♓ Pisces. 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 1 August 2072 at 19:10 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 360 898 km (224 252 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 610 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 458 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 5 July 2072 at 13:03 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 18 July 2072 at 20:41 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 14 July 2072 at 10:48 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.668°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.639° in the next southern standstill on 27 July 2072 at 08:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 30 July 2072 at 00:17 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.