Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 August 2052 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | August 2052

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 2 August 2052 at 13:20.

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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1821"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2052 after 1 day on 10 August 2052 at 12:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 650 / 1603

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 4 August 2052 at 05:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 August 2052 at 04:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 393 548 km

Moon is 393 548 km (244 539 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 240 km (229 435 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days 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 4 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

9 days 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 after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 6 August 2052 at 12:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.346°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.268° in the next northern standstill on 19 August 2052 at 22:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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