Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 29 August 2053 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1900".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2053.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 663 of Meeus index or 1616 from Brown series.
Length of current 663 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 24 August 2053 at 18:27 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 September 2053 at 15:22 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 396 708 km (246 503 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 934 km (226 759 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 15 August 2053 at 17:54 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 August 2053 at 03:39 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the first to the middle part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 24 August 2053 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.341°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.322° in the next northern standstill on 7 September 2053 at 03:16 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.