Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 June 2053 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | June 2053

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 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 16 June 2053 at 10:51.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2053 after 12 days on 1 July 2053 at 02:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 15 July 2053 at 17:26

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 661 / 1614

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 661 of Meeus index or 1614 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.27 days

Length of current 661 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 35 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2053. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 662 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month and it is the shortest synodic month length of a for 21st century.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠352.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠352.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠7.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 16 June 2053 at 21:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 July 2053 at 02:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 364 164 km

Moon is 364 164 km (226 281 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 396 km (252 523 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 9 June 2053 at 18:30 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 June 2053 at 05:29 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

23 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 northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 16 June 2053 at 21:27 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.495°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.513° in the next southern standstill on 30 June 2053 at 12:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 1 July 2053 at 02:01 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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