Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 December 2052 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | December 2052

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

Waxing Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 29 December 2052 at 02:28.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1934"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2053 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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

10 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 4 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 370 668 km

Moon is 370 668 km (230 322 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 808 km (222 332 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 28 December 2052 at 11:06 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 January 2053 at 21:36 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

16 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

9 days after previous South standstill on 21 December 2052 at 04:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.432°. Next 4 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 5 days

After 5 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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