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Moon phase on 8 January 2033 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2033 after 7 days on 15 January 2033 at 13:07.
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.
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.
Length of current 408 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 409 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠315.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠336.6°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 4 January 2033 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 January 2033 at 07:04 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 366 908 km (227 986 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 294 km (251 838 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 18:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 22 January 2033 at 23:41 in ♎ Libra.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 31 December 2032 at 03:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.115°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.075° in the next northern standstill on 13 January 2033 at 00:33 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 15 January 2033 at 13:07 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.