Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 April 2053 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | April 2053

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 11 April 2053 at 06:04.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1887"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1911".

Flower Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2053 after 15 days on 2 May 2053 at 20:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 10 May 2053 at 23:40

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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

7 days after point of apogee on 9 April 2053 at 17:46 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 21 April 2053 at 13:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 379 817 km

Moon is 379 817 km (236 007 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 050 km (226 832 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 16 April 2053 at 08:30 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 29 April 2053 at 02:42 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

7 days after previous South standstill on 9 April 2053 at 12:44 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.204°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.271° in the next northern standstill on 23 April 2053 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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