Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 10 December 2053 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2053 after 14 days on 25 December 2053 at 09:23.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 03:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 667 of Meeus index or 1620 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 53 minutes is the length of new lunation 667. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2053. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 668 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠141.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠168.6°. 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°).
12 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 December 2053 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 401 245 km (249 322 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 943 km (252 241 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 2 December 2053 at 16:41 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 December 2053 at 00:48 in ♓ Pisces.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 27 November 2053 at 23:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.707°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.