Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 27 October 2072 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.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 ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1932".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 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 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 22 October 2072 at 14:16 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2072 at 14:09 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 396 162 km (246 164 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 640 km (226 577 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 22 October 2072 at 09:49 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 November 2072 at 06:42 in ♍ Virgo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 17 October 2072 at 04:56 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.728°. Next 4 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.