Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 27 February 2053 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 25 February 2053 at 22:09.
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 first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2053 after 5 days on 4 March 2053 at 17:09.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 657 of Meeus index or 1610 from Brown series.
Length of current 657 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes. 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°).
14 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 February 2053 at 20:20 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 343 km (225 771 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 800 km (228 540 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 20 February 2053 at 15:44 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 March 2053 at 12:51 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 13:41 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.174°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.150° in its southern standstill point on 13 March 2053 at 04:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 4 March 2053 at 17:09 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.