Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 30 August 2052 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 24 August 2052 at 11:07.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2052 after 9 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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 651 of Meeus index or 1604 from Brown series.
Length of current 651 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. 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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2052 at 00:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 404 380 km (251 270 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 226 km (251 174 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 27 August 2052 at 00:15 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 September 2052 at 07:41 in ♈ Aries.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 19 August 2052 at 22:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.268°. Next 3 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.
After 9 days on 9 September 2052 at 00:15 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.