Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 22 December 2033 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2034 after 13 days on 4 January 2034 at 19:47.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 18:46 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 420 of Meeus index or 1373 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 420. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 421 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠252°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 16 December 2033 at 03:29 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 January 2034 at 00:06 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 389 357 km (241 935 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 922 km (228 616 mi).
7 days 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 December 2033 at 00:23 in ♈ Aries.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 21 December 2033 at 14:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.491°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.468° in the next northern standstill on 3 January 2034 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.