Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 April 2053 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | April 2053

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 25 April 2053 at 11:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1875"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2053 after 3 days on 2 May 2053 at 20:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 May 2053 at 18:04

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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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

7 days 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 7 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 382 266 km

Moon is 382 266 km (237 529 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 235 km (251 801 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 02:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 13 May 2053 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces.

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New draconic month

At 02:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 23 April 2053 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.271°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.351° in the next southern standstill on 6 May 2053 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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