Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 3 October 2052 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 1 October 2052 at 01:36.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2052 after 4 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 28 September 2052 at 19:24 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2052 at 15:30 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 394 323 km (245 021 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 981 km (225 546 mi).
10 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 October 2052 at 17:11 in ♓ Pisces.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 30 September 2052 at 05:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.151°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.174° in the next northern standstill on 13 October 2052 at 10:12 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 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.