Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 4 March 2052 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 1 March 2052 at 07:36.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2052 after 10 days on 15 March 2052 at 09:54.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 645 of Meeus index or 1598 from Brown series.
Length of current 645 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 51 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 646 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠314.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠335.6°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:33, this is 11 days after last apogee on 21 February 2052 at 10:01 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 March 2052 at 04:36 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 365 498 km (227 110 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 990 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 858 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 3 March 2052 at 14:47 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 16 March 2052 at 22:32 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.
8 days after previous South standstill on 24 February 2052 at 14:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.455°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.384° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2052 at 14:56 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 15 March 2052 at 09:54 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.