Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 24 February 2052 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 22 February 2052 at 18:44.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2052 after 19 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 21 February 2052 at 10:01 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 March 2052 at 04:33 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 400 277 km (248 721 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 498 km (227 110 mi).
5 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 March 2052 at 14:47 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 14:50 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.455°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.384° in its northern standstill point on 8 March 2052 at 14:56 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 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.