Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 7 May 2053 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 2 May 2053 at 20:25.
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 about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2053 after 24 days on 1 June 2053 at 11:02.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee on this date at 10:56, this is 15 days after last perigee on 21 April 2053 at 13:57 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 19 May 2053 at 14:01 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 235 km (251 801 mi) away from Earth. It is 173 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 474 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 29 April 2053 at 02:42 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 13 May 2053 at 15:17 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 6 May 2053 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.351°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.416° in the next northern standstill on 20 May 2053 at 10:17 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 18 May 2053 at 03:43 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.