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Moon phase on 21 April 2052 Sunday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 22 April 2052 at 06:03 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2052 after 22 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 16 April 2052 at 17:03 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 April 2052 at 14:35 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 393 704 km (244 636 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 547 km (222 169 mi).
8 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 April 2052 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 19 April 2052 at 06:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.346°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.384° in the next northern standstill on 2 May 2052 at 05:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 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.