Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 June 2053 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 1 June 2053 at 11:02.
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 ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2053 after 27 days on 1 July 2053 at 02:01.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:38, this is 15 days after last perigee on 19 May 2053 at 14:01 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 16 June 2053 at 21:48 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 406 060 km (252 314 mi) away from Earth. It is 652 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 649 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 26 May 2053 at 04:22 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 9 June 2053 at 18:30 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.
At 04:36 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.483°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.495° in its northern standstill point on 16 June 2053 at 21:27 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 16 June 2053 at 10:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.