Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 12 January 2033 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 8 January 2033 at 03:34.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1870" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2033 after 3 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
8 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 January 2033 at 07:04 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 383 224 km (238 124 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 294 km (251 838 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 8 January 2033 at 18:31 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2033 at 23:41 in ♎ Libra.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 31 December 2032 at 03:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.115°. Next day 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 3 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.