Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 1 December 2052 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 29 November 2052 at 12:16.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2052 after 4 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 22 November 2052 at 23:40 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2052 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 376 614 km (234 017 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 425 km (221 472 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 09:24 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 13 December 2052 at 19:44 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 23 November 2052 at 20:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.363°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.396° in the next northern standstill on 7 December 2052 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 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.