Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 April 2052 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | April 2052

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

Waxing Crescent 40% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1944"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2052 after 8 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

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 646 / 1599

The Moon is 6 days 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 1 April 2052 at 05:25 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 April 2052 at 17:03 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 368 745 km

Moon is 368 745 km (229 128 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 976 km (252 262 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 31 March 2052 at 00:11 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2052 at 05:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

19 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 4 April 2052 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.325°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.346° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2052 at 06:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 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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