Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 May 2053 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | May 2053

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 18 May 2053 at 03:43.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2053 after 12 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

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 660 / 1613

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 660 of Meeus index or 1613 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 660 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 8 minutes. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:01, this is 12 days after last apogee on 7 May 2053 at 10:56 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 June 2053 at 22:38 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 360 272 km

This perigee Moon is 360 272 km (223 863 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 236 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 084 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 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 6 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

20 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

12 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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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 1 June 2053 at 11:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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