Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 February 2052 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | February 2052

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 22 February 2052 at 18:44.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1895"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1895" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2052 after 14 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

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 644 / 1597

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

8 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 3 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 378 248 km

Moon is 378 248 km (235 032 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 498 km (227 110 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 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 3 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

10 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 after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 24 February 2052 at 14:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.455°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.384° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2052 at 14:56 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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