Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 April 2053 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 3 April 2053 at 06:22.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1820"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2053 after 28 days on 2 May 2053 at 20:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 11 April 2053 at 06:04
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 18 April 2053 at 18:48
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 25 April 2053 at 11:02
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 2 May 2053 at 20:25

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 658 / 1611

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 658 of Meeus index or 1611 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 2 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠288°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠288°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠316.1°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 25 March 2053 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 April 2053 at 17:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 393 770 km

The Moon is 393 770 km (244 677 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 471 km (251 327 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 1 April 2053 at 21:29 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 April 2053 at 08:30 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 26 March 2053 at 19:19 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.163°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.204° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 April 2053 at 12:44 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 14 days

In 14 days on 18 April 2053 at 18:48 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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