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Moon phase on 9 July 2053 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | July 2053

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

Last Quarter 45% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 July 2053 at 01:47 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1892"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1892" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2053 after 21 days on 30 July 2053 at 17:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 7 August 2053 at 10:25

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before perigee

8 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 5 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 378 831 km

Moon is 378 831 km (235 395 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 527 km (222 157 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 6 July 2053 at 19:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 July 2053 at 09:41 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

17 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

8 days after previous South standstill on 30 June 2053 at 12:07 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.513°. Next 4 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 6 days

After 6 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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