Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 November 2053 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | November 2053

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 25 November 2053 at 22:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1945".

Beaver Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2053 after 27 days on 25 December 2053 at 09:23.

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 666 / 1619

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:02, this is 11 days after last apogee on 16 November 2053 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 13 December 2053 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 362 464 km

This perigee Moon is 362 464 km (225 225 mi) away from Earth. It is 44 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 892 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 19 November 2053 at 23:07 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 December 2053 at 16:41 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

21 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 in northern standstill

At 23:44 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.707°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.771° in its southern standstill point on 11 December 2053 at 12:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 10 December 2053 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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