Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 April 2053 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | April 2053

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

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 3 April 2053 at 06:22.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1915".

Pink Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2053 after 23 days on 2 May 2053 at 20:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 11 April 2053 at 06:04
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 18 April 2053 at 18:48
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 25 April 2053 at 11:02
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 2 May 2053 at 20:25

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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 17:46, this is 14 days after last perigee on 25 March 2053 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 April 2053 at 13:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 471 km

This apogee Moon is 404 471 km (251 327 mi) away from Earth. It is 937 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 238 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 1 April 2053 at 21:29 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 April 2053 at 08:30 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

7 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 in southern standstill

At 12:44 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.204°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.271° in its northern standstill point on 23 April 2053 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 18 April 2053 at 18:48 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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