Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 May 2052 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | May 2052

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

Waxing Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 5 May 2052 at 19:05.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1805"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2052 after 4 days on 13 May 2052 at 19:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 4 June 2052 at 06:49

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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

9 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 4 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 397 092 km

Moon is 397 092 km (246 742 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 342 km (252 489 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, 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

26 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 southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 2 May 2052 at 05:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.384°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.443° in the next southern standstill on 16 May 2052 at 13:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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