Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 23 July 2052 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 19 July 2052 at 09:37.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2052 after 18 days on 10 August 2052 at 12:52.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:05, this is 15 days after last apogee on 7 July 2052 at 12:41 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 August 2052 at 05:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 364 746 km (226 643 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 238 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 610 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 17 July 2052 at 23:36 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 July 2052 at 18:07 in ♎ Libra.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 14:42 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.413°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.346° in its southern standstill point on 6 August 2052 at 12:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 26 July 2052 at 01:31 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.