Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 23 March 2052 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 March 2052 at 14:09 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2052 after 21 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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 20 March 2052 at 04:36 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 1 April 2052 at 05:25 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 399 104 km (247 992 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 446 km (223 971 mi).
6 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 March 2052 at 00:11 in ♈ Aries.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 22 March 2052 at 23:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.333°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.325° in the next northern standstill on 4 April 2052 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 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.