Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 19 August 2052 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 17 August 2052 at 14:43.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2052 after 20 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:12, this is 14 days after last apogee on 4 August 2052 at 05:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2052 at 00:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 369 240 km (229 435 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 732 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 116 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 August 2052 at 00:15 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 22:30 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.268°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.203° in its southern standstill point on 2 September 2052 at 21:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 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.