Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 March 2053 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | March 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 ♈ Aries.

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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 20 March 2053 at 07:11.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1901"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1901" and ∠1926".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2053 after 12 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

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 658 / 1611

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 658 of Meeus index or 1611 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 658 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes. 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

8 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 4 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 377 131 km

Moon is 377 131 km (234 338 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 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 11 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

15 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

8 days after previous South standstill on 13 March 2053 at 04:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.150°. Next 5 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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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 3 April 2053 at 06:22 in ♎ Libra, 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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