Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 December 2052 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | December 2052

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 21 December 2052 at 04:15.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1789"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2053 after 12 days on 4 January 2053 at 17:46.

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 655 / 1608

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 655 of Meeus index or 1608 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 655 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 656 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠190.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠190.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠217.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 20 December 2052 at 00:02 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2053 at 21:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 400 552 km

Moon is 400 552 km (248 891 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 808 km (222 332 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 13 December 2052 at 19:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 December 2052 at 11:06 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 21 December 2052 at 04:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.432°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.398° in the next northern standstill on 3 January 2053 at 18:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 4 January 2053 at 17:46 in ♋ Cancer, 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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