Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 26 December 2053 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 25 December 2053 at 09:23.
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 about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2054 after 28 days on 23 January 2054 at 20:08.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:40, this is 12 days after last apogee on 13 December 2053 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 January 2054 at 05:56 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 358 032 km (222 471 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 476 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 324 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 17 December 2053 at 00:48 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 December 2053 at 18:29 in ♍ Virgo.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 25 December 2053 at 11:21 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.770°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.772° in the next southern standstill on 7 January 2054 at 19:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 8 January 2054 at 22:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.