Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 December 2033 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2033 | December 2033

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 29 December 2033 at 00:20.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2034 after 4 days on 4 January 2034 at 19:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 420 / 1373

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 420 of Meeus index or 1373 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠252°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠252°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠289°.

Moon before apogee

15 days after point of apogee on 16 December 2033 at 03:29 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 January 2034 at 00:06 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 364 100 km

The Moon is 364 100 km (226 241 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 922 km (228 616 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 29 December 2033 at 00:23 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 January 2034 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 21 December 2033 at 14:13 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.491°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.468° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 January 2034 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 4 January 2034 at 19:47 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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