Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 29 August 2072 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1901".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2072.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 00:37, this is 14 days after last perigee on 14 August 2072 at 14:59 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 September 2072 at 01:13 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 406 270 km (252 444 mi) away from Earth. It is 862 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 439 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 28 August 2072 at 23:05 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 September 2072 at 16:07 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 23 August 2072 at 14:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.564°. Next 8 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.