Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 May 2052 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2052 | May 2052

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 16% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 29 April 2052 at 03:20.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2052 after 11 days on 13 May 2052 at 19:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 5 May 2052 at 19:05
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 13 May 2052 at 19:00
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 21 May 2052 at 18:15
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 28 May 2052 at 10:50

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 647 / 1600

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 647 of Meeus index or 1600 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 29 minutes. It is 29 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠352.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠352.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠7.2°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2052 at 14:35 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 May 2052 at 20:41 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 366 988 km

The Moon is 366 988 km (228 036 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 342 km (252 489 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 27 April 2052 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 May 2052 at 10:36 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at northern standstill

At 05:36 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.384°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.443° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 16 May 2052 at 13:00.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 13 May 2052 at 19:00 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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