Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 July 2052 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | July 2052

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

Waning Crescent 27% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 19 July 2052 at 09:37.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2052 after 20 days on 10 August 2052 at 12:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 649 / 1602

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 649 of Meeus index or 1602 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 649 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 650 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠23.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠43°. 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

13 days after point of apogee on 7 July 2052 at 12:41 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 July 2052 at 08:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 340 km

Moon is 363 340 km (225 769 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 746 km (226 643 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 17 July 2052 at 23:36 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 July 2052 at 18:07 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 10 July 2052 at 04:04 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.479°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.413° in the next northern standstill on 23 July 2052 at 14:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 26 July 2052 at 01:31 in ♌ Leo, 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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