Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 December 2033 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2033 | December 2033

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 21 December 2033 at 18:47.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1887"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2034 after 11 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 420 / 1373

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 420 of Meeus index or 1373 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 420 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 421 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠252°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠252°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289°. 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 perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 16 December 2033 at 03:29 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 January 2034 at 00:06 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 379 896 km

Moon is 379 896 km (236 056 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 922 km (228 616 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days 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 4 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

9 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

2 days after previous South standstill on 21 December 2033 at 14:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.491°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.468° in the next northern standstill on 3 January 2034 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 4 January 2034 at 19:47 in ♋ Cancer, 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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