Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 February 2053 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 10 February 2053 at 13:49.
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 ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2053 after 20 days on 4 March 2053 at 17:09.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 1 February 2053 at 05:49 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 February 2053 at 01:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 405 191 km (251 774 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 090 km (251 711 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 6 February 2053 at 03:39 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 February 2053 at 15:44 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 31 January 2053 at 05:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.289°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.230° in the next southern standstill on 13 February 2053 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 18 February 2053 at 16:31 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.