Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 21 April 2053 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 18 April 2053 at 18:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2053 after 11 days on 2 May 2053 at 20:25.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 659 of Meeus index or 1612 from Brown series.
Length of current 659 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 660 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠316.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠336.2°. 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 perigee on this date at 13:57, this is 11 days after last apogee on 9 April 2053 at 17:46 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 May 2053 at 10:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 365 050 km (226 832 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 542 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 306 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 16 April 2053 at 08:30 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 April 2053 at 02:42 in ♍ Virgo.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 9 April 2053 at 12:44 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.204°. Next day 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 11 days on 2 May 2053 at 20:25 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.