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Moon phase on 15 September 2033 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 September 2033 at 17:34 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2033 after 22 days on 8 October 2033 at 10:58.
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 416 of Meeus index or 1369 from Brown series.
Length of current 416 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 417 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠140.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠166.6°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 10 September 2033 at 01:49 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 September 2033 at 01:33 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 374 647 km (232 795 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 444 km (252 553 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 10 September 2033 at 19:07 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 September 2033 at 12:46 in ♎ Libra.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 23:39 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.313°. Next 15 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.282° in its southern standstill point on 30 September 2033 at 17:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 23 September 2033 at 13:40 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.