Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 August 2053 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | August 2053

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 14 August 2053 at 00:41.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1902"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1895".

Sturgeon Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2053 after 12 days on 29 August 2053 at 07:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 663 / 1616

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 663 of Meeus index or 1616 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠23.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠23.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠43.5°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 12 August 2053 at 14:58 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 24 August 2053 at 18:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 376 772 km

The Moon is 376 772 km (234 115 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 238 km (251 803 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 15 August 2053 at 17:54 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 August 2053 at 03:39 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 10 August 2053 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.377°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.341° at the point of next southern standstill on 24 August 2053 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 29 August 2053 at 07:53 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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