Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 October 2033 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2033 | October 2033

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 1 October 2033 at 16:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2033 after 1 day on 8 October 2033 at 10:58.

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 417 / 1370

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 417 of Meeus index or 1370 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 49 minutes. It is 22 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠166.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠166.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠190.3°.

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 25 September 2033 at 01:33 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 October 2033 at 12:11 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 365 905 km

The Moon is 365 905 km (227 363 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 825 km (221 721 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 24 September 2033 at 12:46 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 October 2033 at 05:55 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

11 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 after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 30 September 2033 at 17:33 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.282°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.284° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 October 2033 at 07:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 8 October 2033 at 10:58 in ♈ Aries 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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