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Moon phase on 17 May 2053 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | May 2053

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 18 May 2053 at 03:43 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1897".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2053 after 14 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

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 659 / 1612

At 18:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 659 of Meeus index or 1612 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.37 days

29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 659. 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 before perigee

10 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 2 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 369 407 km

Moon is 369 407 km (229 539 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 272 km (223 863 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 13 May 2053 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 May 2053 at 04:22 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

18 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 6 May 2053 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.351°. Next 2 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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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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