Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days 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 about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2052 after 1 day 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 12 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.
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°.
11 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 December 2052 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 365 609 km (227 179 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 425 km (221 472 mi).
3 days after descending node on 1 December 2052 at 09:24 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 December 2052 at 19:44 in ♍ Virgo.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 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 2 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 1 day 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.