Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 24 August 2052 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2052 after 15 days on 9 September 2052 at 00:15.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 11:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 651 of Meeus index or 1604 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes is the length of new lunation 651. It is 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 652 length.
Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠69.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.4°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 19 August 2052 at 04:12 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2052 at 00:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 382 169 km (237 469 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 226 km (251 174 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 August 2052 at 00:15 in ♎ Libra.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 19 August 2052 at 22:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.268°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.203° in the next southern standstill on 2 September 2052 at 21:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.