Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 September 2053 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | September 2053

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

Waning Crescent 11% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 5 September 2053 at 17:05.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1906".

Harvest Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2053 after 18 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:22, this is 15 days after last apogee on 24 August 2053 at 18:27 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 September 2053 at 11:30 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 364 934 km

This perigee Moon is 364 934 km (226 759 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 426 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 422 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 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 2 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

24 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

2 days after previous North standstill on 7 September 2053 at 03:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.322°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.328° in the next southern standstill on 20 September 2053 at 10:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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