Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 6 October 2053 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 4 October 2053 at 23:01.
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 first ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2053 after 20 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee on this date at 10:09, this is 14 days after last apogee on 21 September 2053 at 11:30 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 19 October 2053 at 07:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 369 576 km (229 644 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 068 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 780 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 October 2053 at 12:15 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 4 October 2053 at 08:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.380°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.447° in the next southern standstill on 17 October 2053 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 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.