Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 April 2052 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 April 2052 at 02:29.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2052 after 27 days on 13 May 2052 at 19:00.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 17:03, this is 15 days after last perigee on 1 April 2052 at 05:25 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 29 April 2052 at 14:35 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 405 976 km (252 262 mi) away from Earth. It is 568 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 733 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 13 April 2052 at 05:26 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 April 2052 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 4 April 2052 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.325°. Next 2 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.
After 12 days on 29 April 2052 at 03:20 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.