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Moon phase on 15 July 2053 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.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 about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2053 after 15 days on 30 July 2053 at 17:06.
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 17:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 662 of Meeus index or 1615 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 662. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 663 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠7.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠23.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:11, this is 14 days after last apogee on 1 July 2053 at 02:40 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 July 2053 at 06:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 357 527 km (222 157 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2053. It is 4 981 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 102 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 6 July 2053 at 19:46 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 19 July 2053 at 09:41 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.
1 day after previous North standstill on 14 July 2053 at 09:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.467°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.438° in the next southern standstill on 27 July 2053 at 19:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.