Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 July 2053 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | July 2053

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 1 July 2053 at 02:01.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2053 after 27 days on 30 July 2053 at 17:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 9 July 2053 at 01:47
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 15 July 2053 at 17:26
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 22 July 2053 at 14:16
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 30 July 2053 at 17:06

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 661 / 1614

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 1 July 2053 at 02:40 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 July 2053 at 07:11 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 402 906 km

Moon is 402 906 km (250 354 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 527 km (222 157 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 22 June 2053 at 05:29 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 July 2053 at 19:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 30 June 2053 at 12:07 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.513°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.467° in the next northern standstill on 14 July 2053 at 09:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 15 July 2053 at 17:26 in ♋ Cancer, 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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