Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 24 July 2053 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 22 July 2053 at 14:16.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2053 after 6 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
9 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 July 2053 at 06:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 397 829 km (247 199 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 073 km (252 322 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 19 July 2053 at 09:41 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 August 2053 at 22:15 in ♓ Pisces.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 14 July 2053 at 09:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.467°. Next 3 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 6 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.