Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 29 April 2052 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2052 after 14 days on 13 May 2052 at 19:00.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 03:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 647 of Meeus index or 1600 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 29 minutes is the length of new lunation 647. It is 29 minutes longer than next lunation 648 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠352.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠7.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:35, this is 12 days after last apogee on 16 April 2052 at 17:03 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 13 May 2052 at 20:41 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 357 547 km (222 169 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 961 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 809 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 27 April 2052 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 May 2052 at 10:36 in ♎ Libra.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 19 April 2052 at 06:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.346°. Next 2 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.