Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 7 December 2052 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 6 December 2052 at 07:18.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2053 after 28 days on 4 January 2053 at 17:46.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 6 December 2052 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 December 2052 at 00:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 999 km (226 178 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 649 km (252 680 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 1 December 2052 at 09:24 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 December 2052 at 19:44 in ♍ Virgo.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 06:12 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.396°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.432° in its southern standstill point on 21 December 2052 at 04:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 21 December 2052 at 04:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.