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Moon phase on 9 June 2053 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | June 2053

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 51% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 June 2053 at 14:19 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1835"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1890".

Buck Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2053 after 21 days on 1 July 2053 at 02:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 16 June 2053 at 10:51
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 23 June 2053 at 02:55
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 1 July 2053 at 02:01
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 9 July 2053 at 01:47

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 3 June 2053 at 22:38 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 June 2053 at 21:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 390 578 km

Moon is 390 578 km (242 694 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 537 km (222 163 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 18:30 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 22 June 2053 at 05:29 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 3 June 2053 at 04:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.483°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.495° in the next northern standstill on 16 June 2053 at 21:27 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 16 June 2053 at 10:51 in ♊ Gemini, 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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