Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 September 2052 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 15 September 2052 at 19:48.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2052 after 17 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 13 September 2052 at 06:22 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 September 2052 at 19:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 379 737 km (235 958 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 888 km (251 586 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 September 2052 at 08:07 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 16 September 2052 at 04:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.163°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.151° in the next southern standstill on 30 September 2052 at 05:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 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.