Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 8 November 2052 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 6 November 2052 at 21:09.
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 about ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2052 after 27 days on 6 December 2052 at 07:18.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on 7 November 2052 at 21:03 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 November 2052 at 23:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 353 km (225 777 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 619 km (252 661 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 4 November 2052 at 03:03 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 November 2052 at 18:46 in ♍ Virgo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 27 October 2052 at 13:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.228°. Next day 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 12 days on 21 November 2052 at 09:02 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.