Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 12 September 2053 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2053 after 15 days on 27 September 2053 at 21:50.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 09:36 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 664 of Meeus index or 1617 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes is the length of new lunation 664. It is 2 hours and 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 665 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠71.2°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 9 September 2053 at 15:22 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 September 2053 at 11:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 374 034 km (232 414 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 434 km (251 304 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 03:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 26 September 2053 at 11:14 in ♓ Pisces.
At 03:56 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous North standstill on 7 September 2053 at 03:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.322°. Next 7 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.