Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 April 2052 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | April 2052

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 April 2052 at 02:29.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2052 after 27 days on 13 May 2052 at 19:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 13 May 2052 at 19:00

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 646 / 1599

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.

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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 apogee

Moon is at apogee at 17:03. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 1 April 2052 at 05:25 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 29 April 2052 at 14:35 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 405 976 km

This apogee Moon is 405 976 km (252 262 mi) away from Earth. It is 568 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 733 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 13 April 2052 at 05:26 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 April 2052 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

11 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 2 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 12 days

In 12 days on 29 April 2052 at 03:20 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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