Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 August 2052 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | August 2052

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

Waning Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 10 August 2052 at 12:52.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1950"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1895".

Sturgeon Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2052 after 24 days on 9 September 2052 at 00:15.

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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

11 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 3 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 367 527 km

Moon is 367 527 km (228 371 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 240 km (229 435 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 14 August 2052 at 01:39 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 August 2052 at 00:15 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 6 August 2052 at 12:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.346°. Next 4 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 8 days

After 8 days on 24 August 2052 at 11:07 in ♍ Virgo, 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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