Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 18 May 2053 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2053 after 13 days on 1 June 2053 at 11:02.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 03:43 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 660 of Meeus index or 1613 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 8 minutes is the length of new lunation 660. It is 33 minutes longer than next lunation 661 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 33 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠336.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠352.3°. 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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2053 at 14:01 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 366 290 km (227 602 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 272 km (223 863 mi).
4 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 May 2053 at 04:22 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 6 May 2053 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.351°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.