Moon* ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 13 April 2052 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1913".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2052.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
12 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 April 2052 at 17:03 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 401 720 km (249 617 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 976 km (252 262 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 05:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 27 April 2052 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries.
At 05:26 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous North standstill on 4 April 2052 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.325°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.346° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2052 at 06:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.