Gibbous ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 30 July 2053 at 17:06.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2053 after 24 days on 29 August 2053 at 07:53.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 662 of Meeus index or 1615 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠7.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠23.3°.
7 days after point of apogee on 28 July 2053 at 06:44 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 August 2053 at 14:58 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 386 028 km (239 867 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 223 km (223 832 mi).
1 day after descending node on 2 August 2053 at 22:15 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 15 August 2053 at 17:54 in ♍ Virgo.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 27 July 2053 at 19:24 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.438°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.377° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 August 2053 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 14 August 2053 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.