Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 April 2053 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 3 April 2053 at 06:22.
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 first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2053 after 23 days on 2 May 2053 at 20:25.
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.
The Moon is 20 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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 17:46, this is 14 days after last perigee on 25 March 2053 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 April 2053 at 13:57 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 404 471 km (251 327 mi) away from Earth. It is 937 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 238 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 1 April 2053 at 21:29 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 April 2053 at 08:30 in ♓ Pisces.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 12:44 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.204°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.271° in its northern standstill point on 23 April 2053 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 days on 18 April 2053 at 18:48 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.