Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 October 2033 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2033 | October 2033

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 15 October 2033 at 04:47.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1928".

Beaver Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2033 after 16 days on 6 November 2033 at 20:32.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 417 / 1370

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 417 of Meeus index or 1370 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 417 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 49 minutes. It is 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 418 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠166.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠166.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠190.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2033 at 12:11 in ♈ Aries. 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 22 October 2033 at 03:15 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 198 km

Moon is 405 198 km (251 778 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 439 km (252 549 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 19:04 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 4 November 2033 at 16:35 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 19:04 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 13 October 2033 at 07:00 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.284°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.327° in the next southern standstill on 27 October 2033 at 23:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 23 October 2033 at 07:28 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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