Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 October 2052 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.

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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 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1831"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1928".

Beaver Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2052 after 17 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 27 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 before apogee

9 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 6 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 391 517 km

Moon is 391 517 km (243 277 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 938 km (252 238 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 15:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 4 November 2052 at 03:03 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 15:02 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 13 October 2052 at 10:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.174°. Next 7 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 2 days

After 2 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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