Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 27 October 2072 at 01:21.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2072 after 26 days on 25 November 2072 at 16:59.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 900 of Meeus index or 1853 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠41.4°.
7 days after point of apogee on 22 October 2072 at 14:16 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 November 2072 at 14:09 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 382 800 km (237 861 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 640 km (226 577 mi).
8 days after descending node on 22 October 2072 at 09:49 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 November 2072 at 06:42 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
13 days since the previous standstill on 17 October 2072 at 04:56 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.728°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠18.845° at the point of next northern standstill on 31 October 2072 at 19:37 in ♊ Gemini.
In 10 days on 10 November 2072 at 04:21 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.