Quarter* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 21 February 2052 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 14 February 2052 at 18:21.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2052 after 22 days on 15 March 2052 at 09:54.
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.
The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee on this date at 10:01, this is 14 days after last perigee on 6 February 2052 at 18:01 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 March 2052 at 04:33 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 402 km (251 284 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 006 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 307 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 18 February 2052 at 16:11 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 March 2052 at 14:47 in ♈ Aries.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 10 February 2052 at 09:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.554°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.455° in the next southern standstill on 24 February 2052 at 14:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 1 March 2052 at 07:36 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.