Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 16 March 2052 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 15 March 2052 at 09:54.
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 ∠9° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2052 after 28 days on 14 April 2052 at 02:29.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 4 March 2052 at 04:33 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 March 2052 at 04:36 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 400 303 km (248 737 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 152 km (251 750 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 22:32 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 31 March 2052 at 00:11 in ♈ Aries.
At 22:32 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2052 at 14:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.384°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.333° in the next southern standstill on 22 March 2052 at 23:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 14 days on 30 March 2052 at 18:27 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.