Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 14 August 2053 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2053 after 14 days on 29 August 2053 at 07:53.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 00:41 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 663 of Meeus index or 1616 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 663. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 664 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠43.5°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 12 August 2053 at 14:58 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 August 2053 at 18:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 368 544 km (229 003 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 238 km (251 803 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 August 2053 at 17:54 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.
3 days after previous North standstill on 10 August 2053 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.377°. Next 9 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.