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Moon phase on 18 May 2053 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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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 less than 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* 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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2053 after 13 days on 1 June 2053 at 11:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 16 June 2053 at 10:51

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 660 / 1613

At 03:43 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 660 of Meeus index or 1613 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.3 days

29 days, 7 hours and 8 minutes is the length of new lunation 660. It is 33 minutes longer than next lunation 661 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 33 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠336.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠336.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠352.3°. 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

11 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 day, 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 366 290 km

Moon is 366 290 km (227 602 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 272 km (223 863 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 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 7 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

19 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

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