Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 21 November 2052 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2052 after 14 days on 6 December 2052 at 07:18.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 09:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 654 of Meeus index or 1607 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 13 minutes is the length of new lunation 654. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2052. It is 16 minutes longer than next lunation 655 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 34 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠165.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠190.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 days 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 November 2052 at 23:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 404 825 km (251 547 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 619 km (252 661 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 16 November 2052 at 18:46 in ♍ Virgo, 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 1 December 2052 at 09:24 in ♈ Aries.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 9 November 2052 at 18:39 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.287°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.363° in the next southern standstill on 23 November 2052 at 20:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.