Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 21 June 2053 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 16 June 2053 at 10:51.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2053 after 9 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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 661 of Meeus index or 1614 from Brown series.
Length of current 661 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 35 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2053. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 662 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month and it is the shortest synodic month length of a for 21st century.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠352.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠7.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
4 days after point of perigee on 16 June 2053 at 21:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 July 2053 at 02:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 373 162 km (231 872 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 396 km (252 523 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 June 2053 at 05:29 in ♍ Virgo.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 16 June 2053 at 21:27 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.495°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.513° in the next southern standstill on 30 June 2053 at 12:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 1 July 2053 at 02:01 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.