Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 18 February 2053 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2053 after 14 days on 4 March 2053 at 17:09.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 16:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 657 of Meeus index or 1610 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes is the length of new lunation 657. It is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 658 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠251.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠288°. 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 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 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 February 2053 at 20:20 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 393 324 km (244 400 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 800 km (228 540 mi).
12 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 February 2053 at 15:44 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 13 February 2053 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.230°. Next 9 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.