Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 20 March 2052 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2052 after 24 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 19 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 04:36, this is 16 days after last perigee on 4 March 2052 at 04:33 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 1 April 2052 at 05:25 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 405 152 km (251 750 mi) away from Earth. It is 256 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 557 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 16 March 2052 at 22:32 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 March 2052 at 00:11 in ♈ Aries.
3 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 8 March 2052 at 14:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.384°. Next 2 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 10 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.