Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 May 2052 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | May 2052

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

Waxing Crescent 16% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 29 April 2052 at 03:20.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2052 after 11 days on 13 May 2052 at 19:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 5 May 2052 at 19:05
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 13 May 2052 at 19:00
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 21 May 2052 at 18:15
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 28 May 2052 at 10:50

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 647 / 1600

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 647 of Meeus index or 1600 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 647 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 29 minutes. It is 29 minutes longer than next lunation 648 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠352.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠352.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠7.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2052 at 14:35 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 13 May 2052 at 20:41 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 366 988 km

Moon is 366 988 km (228 036 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 342 km (252 489 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 27 April 2052 at 10:56 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 10 May 2052 at 10:36 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 in northern standstill

At 05:36 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.384°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.443° in its southern standstill point on 16 May 2052 at 13:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 13 May 2052 at 19:00 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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