Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 February 2053 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | February 2053

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 27 January 2053 at 13:41.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2053 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:49, this is 15 days after last apogee on 16 January 2053 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 13 February 2053 at 01:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 362 186 km

This perigee Moon is 362 186 km (225 052 mi) away from Earth. It is 322 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 170 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 24 January 2053 at 11:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 February 2053 at 03:39 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

22 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 31 January 2053 at 05:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.289°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.230° in the next southern standstill on 13 February 2053 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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