Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 31 October 2072 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 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 first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2072 after 25 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 19 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.
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°).
8 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2072 at 14:09 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 378 097 km (234 939 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 640 km (226 577 mi).
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 November 2072 at 06:42 in ♍ Virgo.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 19:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.845°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.935° in its southern standstill point on 13 November 2072 at 14:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 10 November 2072 at 04:21 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.