Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 January 2033 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 15 January 2033 at 13:07.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2033 after 26 days on 14 February 2033 at 07:04.
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.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
14 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 January 2033 at 07:04 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 404 492 km (251 340 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 294 km (251 838 mi).
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2033 at 23:41 in ♎ Libra.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 13 January 2033 at 00:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.075°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.973° in the next southern standstill on 27 January 2033 at 14:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 30 January 2033 at 22:00 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.