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Moon phase on 17 August 2052 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 August 2052 at 14:43 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2052 after 22 days on 9 September 2052 at 00:15.
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 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°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 August 2052 at 04:12 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 621 km (225 944 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 240 km (229 435 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 14 August 2052 at 01:39 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 27 August 2052 at 00:15 in ♎ Libra.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 6 August 2052 at 12:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.346°. Next 2 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 6 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.