Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 16 December 2033 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 13 December 2033 at 15:28.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2034 after 19 days on 4 January 2034 at 19:47.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 03:29, this is 11 days after last perigee on 4 December 2033 at 08:06 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 January 2034 at 00:06 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 906 km (251 597 mi) away from Earth. It is 502 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 803 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 15 December 2033 at 02:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 December 2033 at 00:23 in ♈ Aries.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 7 December 2033 at 04:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.469°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.491° in the next southern standstill on 21 December 2033 at 14:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 21 December 2033 at 18:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.