Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 9 October 2053 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days 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 about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2053 after 17 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 27 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 6 October 2053 at 10:09 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 October 2053 at 07:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 371 751 km (230 995 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 289 km (251 214 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 12:15 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 23 October 2053 at 18:33 in ♓ Pisces.
At 12:15 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous North standstill on 4 October 2053 at 08:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.380°. Next 8 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 2 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.