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Moon phase on 4 January 2053 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | January 2053

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 4 January 2053 at 17:46 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1951".

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2053.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 655 / 1608

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 655 of Meeus index or 1608 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

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.

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠190.2°

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°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 3 January 2053 at 21:39 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 January 2053 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 525 km

Moon is 364 525 km (226 505 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 076 km (252 324 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 28 December 2052 at 11:06 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 January 2053 at 21:36 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 3 January 2053 at 18:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.398°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.367° in the next southern standstill on 17 January 2053 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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