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Moon phase on 20 March 2053 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | March 2053

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

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 20 March 2053 at 07:11 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1926".

Pink Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2053 after 13 days on 3 April 2053 at 06:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 27 March 2053 at 04:50
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 3 April 2053 at 06:22
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 11 April 2053 at 06:04
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 18 April 2053 at 18:48

Spring tide

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

New lunation 658 / 1611

At 07:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 658 of Meeus index or 1611 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.48 days

29 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes is the length of new lunation 658. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 659 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠288°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠288°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠316.1°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 12 March 2053 at 21:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 March 2053 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 381 870 km

Moon is 381 870 km (237 283 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 681 km (229 709 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 19 March 2053 at 23:33 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 April 2053 at 21:29 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

14 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

7 days after previous South standstill on 13 March 2053 at 04:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.150°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.163° in the next northern standstill on 26 March 2053 at 19:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

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