Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 16 February 2053 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2053 after 16 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 27 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 13 February 2053 at 01:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 February 2053 at 20:20 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 400 618 km (248 932 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 800 km (228 540 mi).
10 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 February 2053 at 15:44 in ♓ Pisces.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 13 February 2053 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.230°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.174° in the next northern standstill on 27 February 2053 at 13:41 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.