Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 5 November 2072 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 3 November 2072 at 11:16.
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 ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2072 after 20 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
13 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2072 at 14:09 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 363 402 km (225 808 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 640 km (226 577 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 06:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 18 November 2072 at 12:11 in ♓ Pisces.
At 06:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
4 days after previous North standstill on 31 October 2072 at 19:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.845°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.935° in the next southern standstill on 13 November 2072 at 14:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 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.