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Moon phase on 4 March 2032 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | March 2032

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

Last Quarter 56% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 March 2032 at 01:47 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1913"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2032 after 22 days on 27 March 2032 at 00:46.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 March 2032 at 01:47
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 11 March 2032 at 16:25
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 18 March 2032 at 20:56
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2032 at 00:46

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 397 / 1350

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 23 February 2032 at 18:41 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2032 at 06:54 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 374 651 km

Moon is 374 651 km (232 797 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 020 km (223 706 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 2 March 2032 at 12:11 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 March 2032 at 02:16 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2032 at 21:21 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.009°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.866° in the next southern standstill on 5 March 2032 at 11:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 11 March 2032 at 16:25 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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