Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 22 May 2053 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 18 May 2053 at 03:43.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2053 after 9 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 660 of Meeus index or 1613 from Brown series.
Length of current 660 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 8 minutes. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 19 May 2053 at 14:01 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 June 2053 at 22:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 365 177 km (226 910 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 060 km (252 314 mi).
8 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 May 2053 at 04:22 in ♍ Virgo.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 20 May 2053 at 10:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.416°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.483° in the next southern standstill on 3 June 2053 at 04:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 1 June 2053 at 11:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.