Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 15 May 2033 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 14 May 2033 at 10:43.
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 ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2033 after 28 days on 12 June 2033 at 23:19.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
5 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 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 May 2033 at 13:01 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 392 183 km (243 691 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 415 km (227 058 mi).
3 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 May 2033 at 05:37 in ♈ Aries.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 2 May 2033 at 06:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.619°. Next day 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.
After 12 days on 28 May 2033 at 11:36 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.