Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 20 June 2052 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 20 June 2052 at 03:10 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2052 after 21 days on 12 July 2052 at 00:23.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 648 of Meeus index or 1601 from Brown series.
Length of current 648 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 10 June 2052 at 00:46 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 June 2052 at 08:22 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 371 145 km (230 619 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 167 km (223 797 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 22:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 3 July 2052 at 14:53 in ♎ Libra.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 12 June 2052 at 20:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.514°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.498° in the next northern standstill on 26 June 2052 at 04:20 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 26 June 2052 at 17:50 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.