Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 9 October 2052 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 8 October 2052 at 10:54.
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 first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2052 after 28 days on 6 November 2052 at 21:09.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2052 at 15:30 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 367 606 km (228 420 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 981 km (225 546 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 7 October 2052 at 17:11 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 October 2052 at 15:02 in ♍ Virgo.
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 30 September 2052 at 05:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.151°. Next 3 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 13 days on 22 October 2052 at 15:03 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.