Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 March 2033 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2033 | March 2033

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 16 March 2033 at 01:37.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1927".

Worm Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2033 after 27 days on 14 April 2033 at 19:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 24 March 2033 at 01:50
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 30 March 2033 at 17:52
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 6 April 2033 at 15:14
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 14 April 2033 at 19:17

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 410 / 1363

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 410 of Meeus index or 1363 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 410 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 28 minutes. It is 33 minutes longer than next lunation 411 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠353°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠353°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠8.3°. 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 15 March 2033 at 22:00 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 March 2033 at 06:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 402 598 km

Moon is 402 598 km (250 163 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 444 km (222 105 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 05:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 31 March 2033 at 11:09 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 05:18 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2033 at 13:21 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.688°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.613° in the next southern standstill on 23 March 2033 at 08:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 30 March 2033 at 17:52 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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