Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 16 March 2053 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 12 March 2053 at 10:21.
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 ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2053 after 17 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 12 March 2053 at 21:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 March 2053 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 399 332 km (248 133 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 681 km (229 709 mi).
10 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 March 2053 at 23:33 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.
3 days after previous South standstill on 13 March 2053 at 04:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.150°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.163° in the next northern standstill on 26 March 2053 at 19:19 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 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.