Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 30 August 2053 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 29 August 2053 at 07:53.
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 ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2053 after 28 days on 27 September 2053 at 21:50.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
5 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 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 September 2053 at 15:22 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 392 674 km (243 996 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 934 km (226 759 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 03:39 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 12 September 2053 at 03:56 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 24 August 2053 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.341°. Next 7 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.
After 12 days on 12 September 2053 at 09:36 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.