Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 May 2033 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2033 | May 2033

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

Waning Crescent 42% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 21 May 2033 at 18:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2033 after 21 days on 12 June 2033 at 23:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 28 May 2033 at 11:36
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 4 June 2033 at 23:39
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 12 June 2033 at 23:19
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 19 June 2033 at 23:29

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 412 / 1365

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 412 of Meeus index or 1365 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 412 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 50 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2033. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 413 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠25.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠25.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠46°. 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 before perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 9 May 2033 at 16:25 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 May 2033 at 13:01 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 364 524 km

Moon is 364 524 km (226 505 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 415 km (227 058 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 11 May 2033 at 17:56 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 May 2033 at 05:37 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 16 May 2033 at 20:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.668°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.697° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2033 at 17:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 28 May 2033 at 11:36 in ♊ Gemini, 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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