Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 20 January 2033 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2033 after 24 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 19 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:04, this is 16 days after last perigee on 4 January 2033 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 February 2033 at 07:27 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 405 294 km (251 838 mi) away from Earth. It is 114 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 415 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2033 at 23:41 in ♎ Libra.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 13 January 2033 at 00:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.075°. Next 7 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 10 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.