Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 March 2052 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | March 2052

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 1 March 2052 at 07:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2052 after 11 days on 15 March 2052 at 09:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 30 March 2052 at 18:27

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 645 / 1598

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 645 of Meeus index or 1598 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 645 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 51 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 646 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠314.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠314.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠335.6°. 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

11 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 day, 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 366 566 km

Moon is 366 566 km (227 774 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 498 km (227 110 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 14:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 16 March 2052 at 22:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 24 February 2052 at 14:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.455°. Next 5 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 11 days

After 11 days on 15 March 2052 at 09:54 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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