Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 31 August 2053 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days 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 first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2053 after 27 days on 27 September 2053 at 21:50.
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.
The Moon is 17 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°).
6 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 September 2053 at 15:22 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 388 193 km (241 212 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 934 km (226 759 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 30 August 2053 at 03:39 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 September 2053 at 03:56 in ♍ Virgo.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 24 August 2053 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.341°. Next 6 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 11 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.