Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 23 April 2053 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 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 ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2053 after 9 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 5 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 21 April 2053 at 13:57 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 May 2053 at 10:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 363 354 km (225 778 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 235 km (251 801 mi).
7 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 April 2053 at 02:42 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 01:32 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.271°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.351° in its southern standstill point on 6 May 2053 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 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.