Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 October 2052 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | October 2052

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

Waning Crescent 25% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 15 October 2052 at 02:22.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1899"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1926".

Beaver Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2052 after 20 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

6 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 9 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 377 533 km

Moon is 377 533 km (234 588 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 938 km (252 238 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 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 3 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

24 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 after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 13 October 2052 at 10:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.174°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.228° in the next southern standstill on 27 October 2052 at 13:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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