Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 11 December 2053 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 10 December 2053 at 03:40.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2053 after 13 days on 25 December 2053 at 09:23.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 667 of Meeus index or 1620 from Brown series.
Length of current 667 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 53 minutes. 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°).
13 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 December 2053 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 403 561 km (250 761 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 943 km (252 241 mi).
8 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 December 2053 at 00:48 in ♓ Pisces.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 12:05 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.771°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2053. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.770° in its northern standstill point on 25 December 2053 at 11:21 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 25 December 2053 at 09:23 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.