Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 22 December 2052 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 December 2052 at 04:15.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2053 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 655 of Meeus index or 1608 from Brown series.
Length of current 655 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 656 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠190.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠217.6°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 20 December 2052 at 00:02 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2053 at 21:39 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 403 062 km (250 451 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 808 km (222 332 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 13 December 2052 at 19:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 December 2052 at 11:06 in ♓ Pisces.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 21 December 2052 at 04:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.432°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.398° in the next northern standstill on 3 January 2053 at 18:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 4 January 2053 at 17:46 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.