Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 28 September 2052 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 22 September 2052 at 23:32.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2052 after 9 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 652 of Meeus index or 1605 from Brown series.
Length of current 652 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 653 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠104.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠138.2°. 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 apogee on this date at 19:24, this is 15 days after last perigee on 13 September 2052 at 06:22 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2052 at 15:30 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 888 km (251 586 mi) away from Earth. It is 520 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 821 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 23 September 2052 at 08:07 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 October 2052 at 17:11 in ♓ Pisces.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 16 September 2052 at 04:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.163°. Next day 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 9 days on 8 October 2052 at 10:54 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.