Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 16 February 2033 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 February 2033 at 07:04.
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 about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2033 after 27 days on 16 March 2033 at 01:37.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:57, this is 15 days after last perigee on 1 February 2033 at 07:27 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 March 2033 at 18:17 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 406 072 km (252 321 mi) away from Earth. It is 664 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 637 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 February 2033 at 01:22 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 9 February 2033 at 07:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.889°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.763° in the next southern standstill on 24 February 2033 at 01:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 1 March 2033 at 08:23 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.