Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 30 July 2072 at 00:17.
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 ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2072 after 27 days on 28 August 2072 at 15:59.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 897 of Meeus index or 1850 from Brown series.
The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 50 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠333.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠350.4°.
Moon is at apogee at 19:10. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 17 July 2072 at 07:53 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 14 August 2072 at 14:59 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 405 886 km (252 206 mi) away from Earth. It is 478 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 823 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 17:10 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 15 August 2072 at 05:10 in ♍ Virgo.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 27 July 2072 at 08:30 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.639°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.592° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 August 2072 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 14 August 2072 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.