Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 9 January 2053 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 4 January 2053 at 17:46.
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 is passing about ∠23° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1868" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2053 after 24 days on 3 February 2053 at 04:57.
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.
The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 655 of Meeus index or 1608 from Brown series.
Length of current 655 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 656 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠190.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠217.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
5 days after point of perigee on 3 January 2053 at 21:39 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 January 2053 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 383 775 km (238 467 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 076 km (252 324 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 21:36 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 24 January 2053 at 11:46 in ♓ Pisces.
At 21:36 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous North standstill on 3 January 2053 at 18:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.398°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.367° in the next southern standstill on 17 January 2053 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 19 January 2053 at 23:12 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.