Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 August 2033 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2033 | August 2033

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

Waxing Crescent 11% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 24 August 2033 at 21:40.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2033 after 11 days on 9 September 2033 at 02:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 416 / 1369

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 416 of Meeus index or 1369 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 416 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 417 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠140.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠140.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠166.6°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 15:27, this is 15 days after last perigee on 12 August 2033 at 21:22 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 September 2033 at 01:49 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 405 762 km

This apogee Moon is 405 762 km (252 129 mi) away from Earth. It is 354 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 947 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 07:12 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 10 September 2033 at 19:07 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 07:12 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 19 August 2033 at 17:46 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.456°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.364° in the next southern standstill on 3 September 2033 at 09:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 9 September 2033 at 02:20 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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