Quarter ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 6 February 2033 Sunday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 February 2033 at 13:34 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2033 after 7 days on 14 February 2033 at 07:04.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 409 of Meeus index or 1362 from Brown series.
Length of current 409 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes. It is 56 minutes longer than next lunation 410 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠336.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠353°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 1 February 2033 at 07:27 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 February 2033 at 19:57 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 371 967 km (231 130 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 072 km (252 321 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 4 February 2033 at 19:25 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 February 2033 at 01:22 in ♎ Libra.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 27 January 2033 at 14:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.973°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.889° in the next northern standstill on 9 February 2033 at 07:09 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 14 February 2033 at 07:04 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.