Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 2 December 2053 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 2 December 2053 at 14:04 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2053 after 22 days on 25 December 2053 at 09:23.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 666 of Meeus index or 1619 from Brown series.
Length of current 666 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 667 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠106.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠141.1°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 27 November 2053 at 23:02 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 December 2053 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 368 235 km (228 811 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 943 km (252 241 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 16:41 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 17 December 2053 at 00:48 in ♓ Pisces.
At 16:41 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
4 days after previous North standstill on 27 November 2053 at 23:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.707°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.771° in the next southern standstill on 11 December 2053 at 12:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 10 December 2053 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.