Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 April 2033 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2033 | April 2033

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 April 2033 at 19:17.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1817"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2033 after 26 days on 14 May 2033 at 10:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 April 2033 at 11:42
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 29 April 2033 at 02:46
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 6 May 2033 at 06:45
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 14 May 2033 at 10:43

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 411 / 1364

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 411 of Meeus index or 1364 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. It is 5 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠8.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠8.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠25.1°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 12 April 2033 at 02:26 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 April 2033 at 14:44 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 394 421 km

The Moon is 394 421 km (245 082 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 572 km (224 049 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 14 April 2033 at 11:28 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 April 2033 at 21:57 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 4 April 2033 at 20:56 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.590°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.596° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 April 2033 at 14:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 29 April 2033 at 02:46 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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