Quarter ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 4 October 2053 Saturday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 4 October 2053 at 23:01 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2053 after 22 days on 27 October 2053 at 10:38.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 21 September 2053 at 11:30 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 October 2053 at 10:09 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 363 935 km (226 139 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 576 km (229 644 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 26 September 2053 at 11:14 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 October 2053 at 12:15 in ♍ Virgo.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 08:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.380°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.447° in its southern standstill point on 17 October 2053 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 11 October 2053 at 20:53 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.