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Moon phase on 23 February 2052 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | February 2052

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 43% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 February 2052 at 18:44 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1939".

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2052 after 20 days on 15 March 2052 at 09:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 1 March 2052 at 07:36
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 8 March 2052 at 01:17
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 15 March 2052 at 09:54
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 23 March 2052 at 14:09

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 644 / 1597

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 644 of Meeus index or 1597 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

Length of current 644 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 6 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 645 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠285.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠285.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠314.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 21 February 2052 at 10:01 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 March 2052 at 04:33 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 402 947 km

Moon is 402 947 km (250 380 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 498 km (227 110 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 18 February 2052 at 16:11 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 March 2052 at 14:47 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 10 February 2052 at 09:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.554°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.455° in the next southern standstill on 24 February 2052 at 14:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 1 March 2052 at 07:36 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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