Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 May 2053 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | May 2053

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 10 May 2053 at 23:40.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1898".

Strawberry Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2053 after 18 days on 1 June 2053 at 11:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 18 May 2053 at 03:43
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 May 2053 at 18:04
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 1 June 2053 at 11:02
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 9 June 2053 at 14:19

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 659 / 1612

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 7 May 2053 at 10:56 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2053 at 14:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 387 750 km

Moon is 387 750 km (240 937 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 272 km (223 863 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 15:17 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 26 May 2053 at 04:22 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

14 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 after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 6 May 2053 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.351°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.416° in the next northern standstill on 20 May 2053 at 10:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 18 May 2053 at 03:43 in ♉ Taurus, 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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