Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 September 2053 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | September 2053

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 12 September 2053 at 09:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1893"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1893" and ∠1908".

Harvest Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2053 after 14 days on 27 September 2053 at 21:50.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 664 / 1617

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 664 of Meeus index or 1617 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 664 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 665 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠43.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠71.2°. 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 perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 9 September 2053 at 15:22 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 September 2053 at 11:30 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 378 628 km

Moon is 378 628 km (235 269 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 434 km (251 304 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 12 September 2053 at 03:56 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 September 2053 at 11:14 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 7 September 2053 at 03:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.322°. Next 6 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 14 days

After 14 days on 27 September 2053 at 21:50 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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