Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 22 October 2072 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 18 October 2072 at 20:37.
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 ∠10° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2072 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 900 of Meeus index or 1853 from Brown series.
Length of current 900 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 901 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠41.4°. 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 14:16, this is 12 days after last perigee on 10 October 2072 at 10:58 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2072 at 14:09 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 405 243 km (251 806 mi) away from Earth. It is 165 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 466 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 09:49 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 5 November 2072 at 06:42 in ♍ Virgo.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 17 October 2072 at 04:56 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.728°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.845° in the next northern standstill on 31 October 2072 at 19:37 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 27 October 2072 at 01:21 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.