Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 24 August 2072 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 20 August 2072 at 17:20.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2072 after 4 days on 28 August 2072 at 15:59.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 898 of Meeus index or 1851 from Brown series.
Length of current 898 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 46 minutes. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2072 at 14:59 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 August 2072 at 00:37 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 396 673 km (246 481 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 270 km (252 444 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 15 August 2072 at 05:10 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 August 2072 at 23:05 in ♓ Pisces.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 23 August 2072 at 14:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.564°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.564° in the next northern standstill on 7 September 2072 at 06:46 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 28 August 2072 at 15:59 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.