Quarter ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 3 July 2052 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 July 2052 at 20:59 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2052 after 8 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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 649 of Meeus index or 1602 from Brown series.
Length of current 649 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 650 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠43°. 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 25 June 2052 at 08:22 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 July 2052 at 12:41 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 396 760 km (246 535 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 232 km (251 799 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 14:53 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 17 July 2052 at 23:36 in ♈ Aries.
At 14:53 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous North standstill on 26 June 2052 at 04:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.498°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.479° in the next southern standstill on 10 July 2052 at 04:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 12 July 2052 at 00:23 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.