Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 August 2052 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | August 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 ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 26 July 2052 at 01:31.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2052 after 9 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 650 / 1603

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 650 of Meeus index or 1603 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 650 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 651 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠43°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠69.9°. 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 23 July 2052 at 08:05 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 August 2052 at 05:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 412 km

Moon is 401 412 km (249 426 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 407 km (251 287 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 30 July 2052 at 18:07 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 August 2052 at 01:39 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 23 July 2052 at 14:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.413°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.346° in the next southern standstill on 6 August 2052 at 12:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 10 August 2052 at 12:52 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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