Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 December 2033 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2033 | December 2033

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 13 December 2033 at 15:28.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2034 after 19 days on 4 January 2034 at 19:47.

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 419 / 1372

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 419 of Meeus index or 1372 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 419 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 7 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 420 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠217.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠217.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠252°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:29, this is 11 days after last perigee on 4 December 2033 at 08:06 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 January 2034 at 00:06 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 906 km

This apogee Moon is 404 906 km (251 597 mi) away from Earth. It is 502 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 803 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 15 December 2033 at 02:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 December 2033 at 00:23 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 7 December 2033 at 04:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.469°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.491° in the next southern standstill on 21 December 2033 at 14:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 21 December 2033 at 18:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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