Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 21 September 2053 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 19 September 2053 at 21:29.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2053 after 6 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:30, this is 11 days after last perigee on 9 September 2053 at 15:22 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 October 2053 at 10:09 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 434 km (251 304 mi) away from Earth. It is 974 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 275 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 September 2053 at 11:14 in ♓ Pisces.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 20 September 2053 at 10:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.328°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.380° in the next northern standstill on 4 October 2053 at 08:58 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 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.