Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 September 2052 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | September 2052

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

Waning Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 9 September 2052 at 00:15.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1907".

Harvest Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2052 after 25 days on 8 October 2052 at 10:54.

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

11 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 day, 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 366 104 km

Moon is 366 104 km (227 486 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 182 km (228 778 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 10 September 2052 at 07:41 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 September 2052 at 08:07 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

16 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

9 days after previous South standstill on 2 September 2052 at 21:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.203°. Next 3 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 10 days

After 10 days on 22 September 2052 at 23:32 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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