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Moon phase on 8 October 2033 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1921".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2033.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 417 of Meeus index or 1370 from Brown series.
Length of current 417 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 49 minutes. It is 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 418 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠166.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠190.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 12:11, this is 13 days after last apogee on 25 September 2033 at 01:33 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 22 October 2033 at 03:15 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 356 825 km (221 721 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2033. It is 5 683 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 400 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 05:55 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 21 October 2033 at 19:04 in ♎ Libra.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 30 September 2033 at 17:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.282°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.284° in the next northern standstill on 13 October 2033 at 07:00 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.