Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 December 2052 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Aries.

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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 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1889"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1889" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2053 after 7 days on 4 January 2053 at 17:46.

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 655 / 1608

The Moon is 7 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 before perigee

8 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 6 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 379 374 km

Moon is 379 374 km (235 732 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 808 km (222 332 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 11:06 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 9 January 2053 at 21:36 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, 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 21 December 2052 at 04:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.432°. Next 6 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 7 days

After 7 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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