Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 12 September 2072 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2072 after 14 days on 27 September 2072 at 08:43.
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 09:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 899 of Meeus index or 1852 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 48 minutes is the length of new lunation 899. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 900 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. 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 01:13, this is 14 days after last apogee on 29 August 2072 at 00:37 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 September 2072 at 03:10 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 357 388 km (222 071 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 120 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 968 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 11 September 2072 at 16:07 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 September 2072 at 05:16 in ♓ Pisces.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 7 September 2072 at 06:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.564°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.581° in the next southern standstill on 19 September 2072 at 20:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.