Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 July 2053 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 15 July 2053 at 17:26.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2053 after 12 days on 30 July 2053 at 17:06.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 662 of Meeus index or 1615 from Brown series.
Length of current 662 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 15 July 2053 at 07:11 in ♋ Cancer. 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 28 July 2053 at 06:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 370 767 km (230 384 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 073 km (252 322 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 July 2053 at 09:41 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 14 July 2053 at 09:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.467°. Next 9 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.
After 12 days on 30 July 2053 at 17:06 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.