Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 April 2052 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | April 2052

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 30 March 2052 at 18:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2052 after 12 days on 14 April 2052 at 02:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 6 April 2052 at 09:28
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 14 April 2052 at 02:29
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 April 2052 at 06:03
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 29 April 2052 at 03:20

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 646 / 1599

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 646 of Meeus index or 1599 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠335.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠335.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠352.1°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 05:25. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 20 March 2052 at 04:36 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 16 April 2052 at 17:03 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 360 446 km

This perigee Moon is 360 446 km (223 971 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 062 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 910 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 31 March 2052 at 00:11 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2052 at 05:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 22 March 2052 at 23:15 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.333°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.325° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 April 2052 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 14 April 2052 at 02:29 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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