Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 April 2053 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | April 2053

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

Waxing Crescent 28% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 18 April 2053 at 18:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1908".

Flower Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2053 after 9 days on 2 May 2053 at 20:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 18 May 2053 at 03:43

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 659 / 1612

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 659 of Meeus index or 1612 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 659 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 660 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠316.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠316.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠336.2°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 21 April 2053 at 13:57 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 May 2053 at 10:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 354 km

Moon is 363 354 km (225 778 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 235 km (251 801 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days 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 5 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

21 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 in northern standstill

At 01:32 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.271°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.351° in its southern standstill point on 6 May 2053 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 2 May 2053 at 20:25 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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