Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 13 June 2053 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 9 June 2053 at 14:19.
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 about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2053 after 17 days on 1 July 2053 at 02:01.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 3 June 2053 at 22:38 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 16 June 2053 at 21:48 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 371 758 km (231 000 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 537 km (222 163 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 9 June 2053 at 18:30 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 June 2053 at 05:29 in ♍ Virgo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 3 June 2053 at 04:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.483°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.495° in the next northern standstill on 16 June 2053 at 21:27 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.