Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 29 October 2053 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 27 October 2053 at 10:38.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2053 after 27 days on 25 November 2053 at 22:21.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 665 of Meeus index or 1618 from Brown series.
Length of current 665 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 666 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠71.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠106.8°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 19 October 2053 at 07:14 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 31 October 2053 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 370 194 km (230 028 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 005 km (228 668 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 23 October 2053 at 18:33 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 November 2053 at 16:13 in ♍ Virgo.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 17 October 2053 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.447°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.541° in the next northern standstill on 31 October 2053 at 15:02 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 10 November 2053 at 10:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.