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Moon phase on 7 April 2052 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | April 2052

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 62% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 April 2052 at 09:28 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1902"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1916".

Pink Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2052 after 6 days on 14 April 2052 at 02:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 5 May 2052 at 19:05

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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 1 April 2052 at 05:25 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 April 2052 at 17:03 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 376 799 km

The Moon is 376 799 km (234 132 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 976 km (252 262 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 31 March 2052 at 00:11 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 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

21 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 after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 4 April 2052 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.325°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.346° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 April 2052 at 06:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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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