Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 September 2052 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 9 September 2052 at 00:15.
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 ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2052 after 25 days on 8 October 2052 at 10:54.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee on 1 September 2052 at 00:01 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 13 September 2052 at 06:22 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 366 104 km (227 486 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 182 km (228 778 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 10 September 2052 at 07:41 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 September 2052 at 08:07 in ♎ Libra.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 2 September 2052 at 21:23 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.203°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.163° in the next northern standstill on 16 September 2052 at 04:17 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 22 September 2052 at 23:32 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.