Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 7 August 2053 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | August 2053

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

Last Quarter 49% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 7 August 2053 at 10:25 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1925"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2053 after 21 days on 29 August 2053 at 07:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 662 / 1615

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 662 of Meeus index or 1615 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 662 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 663 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠7.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠7.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠23.3°. 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

10 days after point of apogee on 28 July 2053 at 06:44 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 12 August 2053 at 14:58 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 372 270 km

Moon is 372 270 km (231 318 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 223 km (223 832 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 2 August 2053 at 22:15 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 August 2053 at 17:54 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

19 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

10 days after previous South standstill on 27 July 2053 at 19:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.438°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.377° in the next northern standstill on 10 August 2053 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 14 August 2053 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo, 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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