Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 July 2053 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days 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 ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2053 after 2 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 13 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:44, this is 12 days after last perigee on 15 July 2053 at 07:11 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 August 2053 at 14:58 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 406 073 km (252 322 mi) away from Earth. It is 665 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 636 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 August 2053 at 22:15 in ♓ Pisces.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 27 July 2053 at 19:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.438°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.377° in the next northern standstill on 10 August 2053 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.