Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 March 2052 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day 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 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 30 March 2052 at 18:27.

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 ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1920".

Pink Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2052 after 13 days on 14 April 2052 at 02:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 6 April 2052 at 09:28
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 14 April 2052 at 02:29
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 April 2052 at 06:03
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 29 April 2052 at 03:20

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 646 / 1599

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 646 of Meeus index or 1599 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 646 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 647 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠335.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠335.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠352.1°. 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 20 March 2052 at 04:36 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 1 April 2052 at 05:25 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 365 534 km

Moon is 365 534 km (227 132 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 446 km (223 971 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 00:11 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 13 April 2052 at 05:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

14 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

8 days after previous South standstill on 22 March 2052 at 23:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.333°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.325° in the next northern standstill on 4 April 2052 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 14 April 2052 at 02:29 in ♎ Libra, 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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