Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 January 2032 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aries.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2032 | January 2032

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

Waxing Crescent 28% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 12 January 2032 at 20:07.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1932"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2032 after 10 days on 27 January 2032 at 12:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 396 / 1349

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 396 of Meeus index or 1349 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 396 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 18 minutes. It is 18 minutes longer than next lunation 397 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠351.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠351.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠6.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2032 at 07:55 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 January 2032 at 16:13 in ♌ Leo.

Previous perigeeNext apogee

Distance to Moon 371 097 km

Moon is 371 097 km (230 589 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 533 km (252 608 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 8 January 2032 at 08:58 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 January 2032 at 20:00 in ♉ Taurus.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 10 January 2032 at 16:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.298°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.240° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2032 at 14:33 in ♊ Gemini.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 27 January 2032 at 12:52 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page