Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 31 March 2053 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 27 March 2053 at 04:50.
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 about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2053 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 658 of Meeus index or 1611 from Brown series.
Length of current 658 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 25 March 2053 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 April 2053 at 17:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 375 221 km (233 152 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 471 km (251 327 mi).
11 days 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 April 2053 at 21:29 in ♍ Virgo.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 26 March 2053 at 19:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.163°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.204° in the next southern standstill on 9 April 2053 at 12:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 3 April 2053 at 06:22 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.