Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 14 May 2033 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1898".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2033.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 412 of Meeus index or 1365 from Brown series.
Length of current 412 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 50 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2033. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 413 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠25.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠46°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 9 May 2033 at 16:25 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 May 2033 at 13:01 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 396 281 km (246 238 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 415 km (227 058 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 11 May 2033 at 17:56 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 May 2033 at 05:37 in ♈ Aries.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 2 May 2033 at 06:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.619°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.668° in the next southern standstill on 16 May 2033 at 20:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.