Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 December 2052 at 01:07.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2053 after 17 days on 4 January 2053 at 17:46.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
12 days after point of perigee on 6 December 2052 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 December 2052 at 00:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 404 164 km (251 136 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 649 km (252 680 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 13 December 2052 at 19:44 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 December 2052 at 11:06 in ♓ Pisces.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 7 December 2052 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.396°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.432° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 December 2052 at 04:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 days on 21 December 2052 at 04:15 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.