Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 September 2053 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | September 2053

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

Waxing Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 19 September 2053 at 21:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1912".

Harvest Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2053 after 6 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 664 / 1617

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:30, this is 11 days after last perigee on 9 September 2053 at 15:22 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 October 2053 at 10:09 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 404 434 km

This apogee Moon is 404 434 km (251 304 mi) away from Earth. It is 974 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 275 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days 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 4 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

9 days 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 southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 20 September 2053 at 10:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.328°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.380° in the next northern standstill on 4 October 2053 at 08:58 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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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