Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 2 December 2053 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | December 2053

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 51% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 December 2053 at 14:04 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2053 after 22 days on 25 December 2053 at 09:23.

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 27 November 2053 at 23:02 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 December 2053 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 368 235 km

Moon is 368 235 km (228 811 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 943 km (252 241 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 16:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 17 December 2053 at 00:48 in ♓ Pisces.

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New draconic month

At 16:41 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 27 November 2053 at 23:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.707°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.771° in the next southern standstill on 11 December 2053 at 12:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 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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