Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 28 May 2052 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.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 ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2052 after 14 days on 12 June 2052 at 10:27.
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 10:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 648 of Meeus index or 1601 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 648. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2052. It is 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 649 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠7.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠23.2°. 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 00:39, this is 14 days after last apogee on 13 May 2052 at 20:41 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 June 2052 at 00:46 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 357 494 km (222 136 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 014 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 862 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 24 May 2052 at 19:07 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 June 2052 at 13:15 in ♎ Libra.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 16 May 2052 at 13:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.443°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.475° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2052 at 16:35 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.