Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 October 2052 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 22 October 2052 at 15:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2052 after 9 days on 6 November 2052 at 21:09.
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 653 of Meeus index or 1606 from Brown series.
Length of current 653 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 59 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 654 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠138.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠165.7°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 26 October 2052 at 13:06 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2052 at 21:03 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 402 947 km (250 380 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 409 km (222 705 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 20 October 2052 at 15:02 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 November 2052 at 03:03 in ♈ Aries.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 27 October 2052 at 13:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.228°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.287° in the next northern standstill on 9 November 2052 at 18:39 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 6 November 2052 at 21:09 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.