Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 October 2053 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | October 2053

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

Waxing Crescent 39% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 11 October 2053 at 20:53.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1927".

Hunter Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2053 after 8 days on 27 October 2053 at 10:38.

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 665 / 1618

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 665 of Meeus index or 1618 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 665 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 666 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠71.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠71.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠106.8°. 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 apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 6 October 2053 at 10:09 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 October 2053 at 07:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 405 171 km

Moon is 405 171 km (251 762 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 289 km (251 214 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 9 October 2053 at 12:15 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 October 2053 at 18:33 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

8 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 17 October 2053 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.447°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.541° in the next northern standstill on 31 October 2053 at 15:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 27 October 2053 at 10:38 in ♉ Taurus, 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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