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Moon phase on 17 August 2033 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 August 2033 at 09:43 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2033 after 22 days on 9 September 2033 at 02:20.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 415 of Meeus index or 1368 from Brown series.
Length of current 415 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 27 minutes. It is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 416 length.
Length of current synodic month is 43 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 20 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠108.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠140.6°. 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 perigee on 12 August 2033 at 21:22 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 August 2033 at 15:27 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 368 826 km (229 178 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 762 km (252 129 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 14 August 2033 at 11:54 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 August 2033 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 7 August 2033 at 00:25 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.529°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.456° in the next northern standstill on 19 August 2033 at 17:46 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 24 August 2033 at 21:40 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.