Quarter* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 6 February 2052 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 31 January 2052 at 18:30.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2052 after 8 days on 14 February 2052 at 18:21.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 644 of Meeus index or 1597 from Brown series.
Length of current 644 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 6 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 645 length.
Length of current synodic month is 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠285.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠314.8°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:01, this is 13 days after last apogee on 24 January 2052 at 12:51 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 February 2052 at 10:01 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 370 138 km (229 993 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2052. It is 7 630 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 218 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 5 February 2052 at 10:04 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 February 2052 at 16:11 in ♎ Libra.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 28 January 2052 at 05:17 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.646°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.554° in the next northern standstill on 10 February 2052 at 09:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 14 February 2052 at 18:21 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.