Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 October 2053 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2053 | October 2053

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 14% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 4 October 2053 at 23:01.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2053 after 18 days on 27 October 2053 at 10:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 664 / 1617

The Moon is 25 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.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 43 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠43.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠43.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠71.2°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 6 October 2053 at 10:09 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 October 2053 at 07:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 368 174 km

The Moon is 368 174 km (228 773 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 289 km (251 214 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 26 September 2053 at 11:14 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 October 2053 at 12:15 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 4 October 2053 at 08:58 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.380°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.447° at the point of next southern standstill on 17 October 2053 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 11 October 2053 at 20:53 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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