Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 4 April 2052 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 30 March 2052 at 18:27.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2052 after 9 days on 14 April 2052 at 02:29.
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.
The Moon is 5 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.
Length of current 646 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 647 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠335.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠352.1°. 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 perigee on 1 April 2052 at 05:25 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 April 2052 at 17:03 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 365 858 km (227 334 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 976 km (252 262 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 31 March 2052 at 00:11 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2052 at 05:26 in ♎ Libra.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 21:04 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.325°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.346° in its southern standstill point on 19 April 2052 at 06:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 14 April 2052 at 02:29 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.