Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 November 2053 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | November 2053

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

Waxing Crescent 40% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 10 November 2053 at 10:55.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1941".

Beaver Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2053 after 8 days on 25 November 2053 at 22:21.

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 666 / 1619

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 666 of Meeus index or 1619 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 666 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 667 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠106.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠106.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠141.1°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 16 November 2053 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 November 2053 at 23:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 312 km

Moon is 404 312 km (251 228 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 464 km (225 225 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 5 November 2053 at 16:13 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 November 2053 at 23:07 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

11 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

3 days after previous South standstill on 14 November 2053 at 03:32 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.637°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.707° in the next northern standstill on 27 November 2053 at 23:44 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 25 November 2053 at 22:21 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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