Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 December 2053 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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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 77% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2054 after 25 days on 23 January 2054 at 20:08.

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 667 / 1620

The Moon is 19 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 26 December 2053 at 06:40 in ♋ Cancer. 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 10 January 2054 at 05:56 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 592 km

Moon is 366 592 km (227 790 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 537 km (252 610 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 18:29 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 13 January 2054 at 02:36 in ♓ Pisces.

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New draconic month

At 18:29 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 25 December 2053 at 11:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.770°. Next 9 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 10 days

After 10 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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