Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 31 January 2053 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 27 January 2053 at 13:41.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2053 after 2 days on 3 February 2053 at 04:57.
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.
The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 656 of Meeus index or 1609 from Brown series.
Length of current 656 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than next lunation 657 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠217.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠251.9°. 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°).
15 days after point of apogee on 16 January 2053 at 07:55 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 February 2053 at 05:49 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 692 km (225 988 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 186 km (225 052 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 24 January 2053 at 11:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 February 2053 at 03:39 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 05:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.289°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.230° in its southern standstill point on 13 February 2053 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 3 February 2053 at 04:57 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.