Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 July 2072 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2072 after 11 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 3 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 17 July 2072 at 07:53 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 1 August 2072 at 19:10 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 363 299 km (225 744 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 886 km (252 206 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 20:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 1 August 2072 at 17:10 in ♓ Pisces.
At 20:41 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
4 days after previous North standstill on 14 July 2072 at 10:48 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.668°. Next 8 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 11 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.