Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 March 2032 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | March 2032

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

Waxing Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 18 March 2032 at 20:56.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1926".

Worm Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2032 after 6 days on 27 March 2032 at 00:46.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 27 March 2032 at 00:46
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 3 April 2032 at 10:10
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 10 April 2032 at 02:39
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 17 April 2032 at 15:24

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 398 / 1351

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 398 of Meeus index or 1351 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 398 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 15 minutes. It is 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 399 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠23.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠44.4°. 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

10 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2032 at 06:54 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 March 2032 at 08:27 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 403 187 km

Moon is 403 187 km (250 529 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 454 km (251 937 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 15 March 2032 at 02:16 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 March 2032 at 15:09 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

17 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 18 March 2032 at 04:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.775°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.688° in the next southern standstill on 1 April 2032 at 17:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 27 March 2032 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra, 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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