Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 16 January 2053 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 11 January 2053 at 18:09.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2053 after 17 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:55, this is 12 days after last perigee on 3 January 2053 at 21:39 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 February 2053 at 05:49 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 406 076 km (252 324 mi) away from Earth. It is 668 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 633 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 9 January 2053 at 21:36 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 January 2053 at 11:46 in ♓ Pisces.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 3 January 2053 at 18:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.398°. Next day 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 3 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.