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Moon phase on 25 February 2053 Tuesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | February 2053

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 45% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 25 February 2053 at 22:09 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2053 after 7 days on 4 March 2053 at 17:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 4 March 2053 at 17:09
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 12 March 2053 at 10:21
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 20 March 2053 at 07:11
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 27 March 2053 at 04:50

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 657 / 1610

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 657 of Meeus index or 1610 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 657 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes. It is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 658 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠251.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠251.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠288°. 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 before perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 13 February 2053 at 01:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 February 2053 at 20:20 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 365 000 km

Moon is 365 000 km (226 800 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 800 km (228 540 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 20 February 2053 at 15:44 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 March 2053 at 12:51 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

19 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 before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 13 February 2053 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.230°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.174° in the next northern standstill on 27 February 2053 at 13:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 4 March 2053 at 17:09 in ♍ Virgo, 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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