Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 8 May 2052 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 5 May 2052 at 19:05.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1823" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2052 after 5 days on 13 May 2052 at 19:00.
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.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 647 of Meeus index or 1600 from Brown series.
Length of current 647 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 29 minutes. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2052 at 14:35 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 May 2052 at 20:41 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 393 100 km (244 261 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 342 km (252 489 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 May 2052 at 10:36 in ♎ Libra.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 2 May 2052 at 05:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.384°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.443° in the next southern standstill on 16 May 2052 at 13:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 13 May 2052 at 19:00 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.