Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 October 2052 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | October 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 ♈ Aries.

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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 1 October 2052 at 01:36.

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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1910"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2052 after 1 day on 8 October 2052 at 10:54.

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 652 / 1605

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 652 of Meeus index or 1605 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 652 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 653 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠104.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠104.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠138.2°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 28 September 2052 at 19:24 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 10 October 2052 at 15:30 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 375 355 km

Moon is 375 355 km (233 235 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 981 km (225 546 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 17:11 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 20 October 2052 at 15:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

14 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

7 days after previous South standstill on 30 September 2052 at 05:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.151°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.174° in the next northern standstill on 13 October 2052 at 10:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 8 October 2052 at 10:54 in ♈ Aries, 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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