Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 5 September 2053 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | September 2053

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

Last Quarter 52% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 September 2053 at 17:05 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2053 after 22 days on 27 September 2053 at 21:50.

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 663 / 1616

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 663 of Meeus index or 1616 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 663 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 664 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠23.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠43.5°. 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

11 days after point of apogee on 24 August 2053 at 18:27 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 September 2053 at 15:22 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 367 039 km

Moon is 367 039 km (228 067 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 934 km (226 759 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 30 August 2053 at 03:39 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 September 2053 at 03:56 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

20 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

12 days after previous South standstill on 24 August 2053 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.341°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.322° in the next northern standstill on 7 September 2053 at 03:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 12 September 2053 at 09:36 in ♍ Virgo, 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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