Quarter ♓ Pisces
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 29 November 2052 at 12:16 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2052 after 6 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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 654 of Meeus index or 1607 from Brown series.
The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 34 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠165.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠190.2°.
6 days after point of apogee on 22 November 2052 at 23:40 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 December 2052 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 386 267 km (240 015 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 425 km (221 472 mi).
12 days after ascending node on 16 November 2052 at 18:46 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 December 2052 at 09:24 in ♈ Aries.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 23 November 2052 at 20:41 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.363°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.396° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 December 2052 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 6 December 2052 at 07:18 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.