Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 January 2053 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | January 2053

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 19 January 2053 at 23:12.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1813"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2053 after 12 days on 3 February 2053 at 04:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 656 / 1609

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 656 of Meeus index or 1609 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 656 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than next lunation 657 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠217.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠217.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠251.9°. 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 apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 16 January 2053 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 February 2053 at 05:49 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 395 339 km

Moon is 395 339 km (245 652 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 186 km (225 052 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 9 January 2053 at 21:36 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 January 2053 at 11:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 17 January 2053 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.367°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.289° in the next northern standstill on 31 January 2053 at 05:58 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 3 February 2053 at 04:57 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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