Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 22 November 2052 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 November 2052 at 09:02.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2052 after 13 days on 6 December 2052 at 07:18.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 654 of Meeus index or 1607 from Brown series.
Length of current 654 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 13 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 23:40, this is 15 days after last perigee on 7 November 2052 at 21:03 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2052 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 406 619 km (252 661 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 211 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 90 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 December 2052 at 09:24 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 9 November 2052 at 18:39 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.287°. Next day 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.
After 13 days on 6 December 2052 at 07:18 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.