Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 14 August 2072 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2072 after 14 days on 28 August 2072 at 15:59.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 01:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 898 of Meeus index or 1851 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 46 minutes is the length of new lunation 898. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 899 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠350.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:59, this is 12 days after last apogee on 1 August 2072 at 19:10 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 August 2072 at 00:37 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 357 834 km (222 348 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 674 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 522 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 1 August 2072 at 17:10 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 15 August 2072 at 05:10 in ♍ Virgo.
26 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 10 August 2072 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.592°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.564° in the next southern standstill on 23 August 2072 at 14:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.