Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 May 2052 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | May 2052

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 21 May 2052 at 18:15.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2052 after 17 days on 12 June 2052 at 10:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 28 May 2052 at 10:50
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 4 June 2052 at 06:49
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 12 June 2052 at 10:27
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 20 June 2052 at 03:10

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 13 May 2052 at 20:41 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 May 2052 at 00:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 366 102 km

Moon is 366 102 km (227 485 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 494 km (222 136 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 24 May 2052 at 19:07 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 June 2052 at 13:15 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

15 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 16 May 2052 at 13:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.443°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.475° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2052 at 16:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 28 May 2052 at 10:50 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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