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Moon phase on 8 January 2033 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2033 | January 2033

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 54% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 8 January 2033 at 03:34 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2033 after 7 days on 15 January 2033 at 13:07.

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 408 / 1361

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 408 of Meeus index or 1361 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 8 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠315.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠315.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠336.6°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 4 January 2033 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 January 2033 at 07:04 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 366 908 km

The Moon is 366 908 km (227 986 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 294 km (251 838 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 18:31 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 22 January 2033 at 23:41 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 31 December 2032 at 03:26 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.115°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.075° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 January 2033 at 00:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 15 January 2033 at 13:07 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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