Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 3 January 2052 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 2 January 2052 at 03:05.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2052 after 12 days on 16 January 2052 at 04:24.
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.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 643 of Meeus index or 1596 from Brown series.
Length of current 643 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 25 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 644 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠285.5°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 27 December 2051 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 January 2052 at 14:41 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 387 271 km (240 639 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 399 km (228 291 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 26 December 2051 at 10:39 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 January 2052 at 09:32 in ♈ Aries.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 31 December 2051 at 19:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.780°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.725° in the next northern standstill on 14 January 2052 at 01:12 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 16 January 2052 at 04:24 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.