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Moon phase on 18 February 2032 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | February 2032

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 53% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 18 February 2032 at 03:29 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1831"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1941".

Snow Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2032 after 7 days on 26 February 2032 at 07:43.

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 397 / 1350

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 397 of Meeus index or 1350 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 397 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2032. It is 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 398 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠6.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠6.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠23.4°. 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 before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 10 February 2032 at 20:46 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 February 2032 at 18:41 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 391 478 km

Moon is 391 478 km (243 253 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 290 km (252 457 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 16 February 2032 at 21:13 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 March 2032 at 12:11 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 7 February 2032 at 03:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.110°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.009° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2032 at 21:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 26 February 2032 at 07:43 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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