Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 31 October 2053 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 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 ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2053 after 25 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 19 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:02, this is 12 days after last apogee on 19 October 2053 at 07:14 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 November 2053 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 368 005 km (228 668 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 497 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 351 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 November 2053 at 16:13 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 15:02 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.541°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.637° in its southern standstill point on 14 November 2053 at 03:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 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.