Moon ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 12 August 2053 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 7 August 2053 at 10:25.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2053 after 16 days on 29 August 2053 at 07:53.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee on this date at 14:58, this is 15 days after last apogee on 28 July 2053 at 06:44 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 24 August 2053 at 18:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 360 223 km (223 832 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 285 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 133 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 2 August 2053 at 22:15 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 15 August 2053 at 17:54 in ♍ Virgo.
24 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 10 August 2053 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.377°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.341° in the next southern standstill on 24 August 2053 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 14 August 2053 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.