Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 4 December 2033 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 29 November 2033 at 15:15.
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 is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2033 after 1 day on 6 December 2033 at 07:22.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 419 of Meeus index or 1372 from Brown series.
Length of current 419 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 7 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 420 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠217.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠252°. 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 08:06, this is 15 days after last apogee on 18 November 2033 at 10:41 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 December 2033 at 03:29 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 362 272 km (225 105 mi) away from Earth. It is 236 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 084 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 1 December 2033 at 23:03 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 15 December 2033 at 02:35 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 24 November 2033 at 06:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.438°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.469° in the next northern standstill on 7 December 2033 at 04:42 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 6 December 2033 at 07:22 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.