Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 December 2053 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | December 2053

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 December 2053 at 09:23.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2054 after 28 days on 23 January 2054 at 20:08.

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 667 / 1620

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 667 of Meeus index or 1620 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 667 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 53 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2053. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 668 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠141.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠141.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠168.6°. 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 06:40, this is 12 days after last apogee on 13 December 2053 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 January 2054 at 05:56 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 358 032 km

This perigee Moon is 358 032 km (222 471 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 476 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 324 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 17 December 2053 at 00:48 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 December 2053 at 18:29 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

23 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 northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 25 December 2053 at 11:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.770°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.772° in the next southern standstill on 7 January 2054 at 19:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 8 January 2054 at 22:34 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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