Moon ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 16 May 2053 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 May 2053 at 23:40.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2053 after 15 days on 1 June 2053 at 11:02.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 7 May 2053 at 10:56 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2053 at 14:01 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 373 376 km (232 005 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 272 km (223 863 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 13 May 2053 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 May 2053 at 04:22 in ♍ Virgo.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 6 May 2053 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.351°. Next 3 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 1 day 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.