Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 14 October 2033 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 15 October 2033 at 04:47 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1879" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2033 after 23 days on 6 November 2033 at 20:32.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2033 at 12:11 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 October 2033 at 03:15 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 381 374 km (236 975 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 439 km (252 549 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 8 October 2033 at 05:55 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 October 2033 at 19:04 in ♎ Libra.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 13 October 2033 at 07:00 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.284°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.327° in the next southern standstill on 27 October 2033 at 23:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 23 October 2033 at 07:28 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.