Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 October 2053 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | October 2053

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

Waxing Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 19 October 2053 at 16:54.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1805"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1929".

Hunter Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2053 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 19 October 2053 at 07:14 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 October 2053 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 397 123 km

Moon is 397 123 km (246 761 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 005 km (228 668 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 18:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 5 November 2053 at 16:13 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

13 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 southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 17 October 2053 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.447°. Next 8 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 3 days

After 3 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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