Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 9 October 2072 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 5 October 2072 at 02:28.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2072 after 17 days on 27 October 2072 at 01:21.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 899 of Meeus index or 1852 from Brown series.
Length of current 899 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 48 minutes. 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 25 September 2072 at 03:10 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2072 at 10:58 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 363 310 km (225 750 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 826 km (223 586 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 01:44 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 22 October 2072 at 09:49 in ♓ Pisces.
At 01:44 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
4 days after previous North standstill on 4 October 2072 at 13:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.655°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.728° in the next southern standstill on 17 October 2072 at 04:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 11 October 2072 at 17:55 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.