Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 12 August 2052 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 10 August 2052 at 12:52.
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 ∠15° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2052 after 27 days on 9 September 2052 at 00:15.
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 650 of Meeus index or 1603 from Brown series.
Length of current 650 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 651 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠69.9°. 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 apogee on 4 August 2052 at 05:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 August 2052 at 04:12 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 379 562 km (235 849 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 240 km (229 435 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 30 July 2052 at 18:07 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 August 2052 at 01:39 in ♈ Aries.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 6 August 2052 at 12:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.346°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.268° in the next northern standstill on 19 August 2052 at 22:30 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 24 August 2052 at 11:07 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.