Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 September 2052 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | September 2052

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 1 September 2052 at 07:10.

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 ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1830"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2052 after 2 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 651 / 1604

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 651 of Meeus index or 1604 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 651 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 652 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠69.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠69.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.4°. 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 1 September 2052 at 00:01 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 September 2052 at 06:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 391 613 km

Moon is 391 613 km (243 337 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 182 km (228 778 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 27 August 2052 at 00:15 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 September 2052 at 07:41 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

10 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

3 days after previous South standstill on 2 September 2052 at 21:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.203°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.163° in the next northern standstill on 16 September 2052 at 04:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 9 September 2052 at 00:15 in ♓ Pisces, 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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