Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 October 2052 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | October 2052

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

Waning Gibbous 68% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 8 October 2052 at 10:54.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1924".

Hunter Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2052 after 24 days on 6 November 2052 at 21:09.

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 652 / 1605

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 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 10 October 2052 at 15:30 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 October 2052 at 13:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 272 km

Moon is 364 272 km (226 348 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 938 km (252 238 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 7 October 2052 at 17:11 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 October 2052 at 15:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

20 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 in northern standstill

At 10:12 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.174°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.228° in its southern standstill point on 27 October 2052 at 13:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 22 October 2052 at 15:03 in ♎ Libra, 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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