Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 May 2053 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1896".

Strawberry Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2053 after 11 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

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 660 / 1613

The Moon is 3 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 19 May 2053 at 14:01 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 June 2053 at 22:38 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 330 km

Moon is 363 330 km (225 763 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 060 km (252 314 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 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 5 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

21 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 in northern standstill

At 10:17 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.416°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.483° in its southern standstill point on 3 June 2053 at 04:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 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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