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Moon phase on 3 August 2033 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2033 | August 2033

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 51% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 August 2033 at 10:26 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2033 after 7 days on 10 August 2033 at 18:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 415 / 1368

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 415 of Meeus index or 1368 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 27 minutes. It is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 43 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 20 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠108.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠108.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠140.6°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 31 July 2033 at 23:13 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 August 2033 at 21:22 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 401 892 km

The Moon is 401 892 km (249 724 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 710 km (225 378 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 1 August 2033 at 03:38 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 14 August 2033 at 11:54 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

2 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

11 days since the previous standstill on 23 July 2033 at 11:24 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.624°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.529° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 August 2033 at 00:25 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 10 August 2033 at 18:08 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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