Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 20 March 2053 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2053 after 13 days on 3 April 2053 at 06:22.
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 07:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 658 of Meeus index or 1611 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes is the length of new lunation 658. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes longer than next lunation 659 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠288°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠316.1°. 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 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 March 2053 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 381 870 km (237 283 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 681 km (229 709 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 19 March 2053 at 23:33 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 April 2053 at 21:29 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 13 March 2053 at 04:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.150°. Next 6 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.