Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 9 September 2053 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 5 September 2053 at 17:05.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2053 after 18 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:22, this is 15 days after last apogee on 24 August 2053 at 18:27 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 September 2053 at 11:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 364 934 km (226 759 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 426 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 422 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 September 2053 at 03:56 in ♍ Virgo.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 7 September 2053 at 03:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.322°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.328° in the next southern standstill on 20 September 2053 at 10:22 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 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.