Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 17 September 2053 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 12 September 2053 at 09:36.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2053 after 10 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 664 of Meeus index or 1617 from Brown series.
Length of current 664 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. 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°).
7 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 September 2053 at 11:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 397 118 km (246 758 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 434 km (251 304 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 12 September 2053 at 03:56 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 September 2053 at 11:14 in ♓ Pisces.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 7 September 2053 at 03:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.322°. Next 2 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 10 days on 27 September 2053 at 21:50 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.