Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 15 May 2052 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 13 May 2052 at 19:00.
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 is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2052 after 27 days on 12 June 2052 at 10:27.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 13 May 2052 at 20:41 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 May 2052 at 00:39 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 225 km (251 174 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 494 km (222 136 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 10 May 2052 at 10:36 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 May 2052 at 19:07 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 2 May 2052 at 05:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.384°. Next day 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 12 days on 28 May 2052 at 10:50 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.