Quarter ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 6 April 2033 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Cancer.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 ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 April 2033 at 15:14 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2033 after 8 days on 14 April 2033 at 19:17.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 411 of Meeus index or 1364 from Brown series.
Length of current 411 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. It is 5 minutes longer than next lunation 412 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠8.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠25.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
7 days after point of perigee on 30 March 2033 at 06:09 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 April 2033 at 02:26 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 389 951 km (242 304 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 060 km (252 314 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 31 March 2033 at 11:09 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2033 at 11:28 in ♎ Libra.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 4 April 2033 at 20:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.590°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.596° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2033 at 14:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 14 April 2033 at 19:17 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.