Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 10 April 2053 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 April 2053 at 06:04 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2053 after 22 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 9 April 2053 at 17:46 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 April 2053 at 13:57 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 405 064 km (251 695 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 050 km (226 832 mi).
8 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 April 2053 at 08:30 in ♓ Pisces.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 9 April 2053 at 12:44 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.204°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.271° in the next northern standstill on 23 April 2053 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 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.