Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 8 March 2053 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 4 March 2053 at 17:09.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2053 after 25 days on 3 April 2053 at 06:22.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 28 February 2053 at 20:20 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 March 2053 at 21:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 396 183 km (246 177 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 382 km (251 271 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 5 March 2053 at 12:51 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 March 2053 at 23:33 in ♓ Pisces.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 27 February 2053 at 13:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.174°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.150° in the next southern standstill on 13 March 2053 at 04:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 20 March 2053 at 07:11 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.