Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 December 2053 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2053 after 12 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 2 days 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°).
14 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 December 2053 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 404 998 km (251 654 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 943 km (252 241 mi).
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 December 2053 at 00:48 in ♓ Pisces.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 11 December 2053 at 12:05 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.771°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.770° in the next northern standstill on 25 December 2053 at 11:21 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 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.