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Moon phase on 18 April 2032 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | April 2032

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

First Quarter 58% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 17 April 2032 at 15:24 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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2032 after 7 days on 25 April 2032 at 15:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 April 2032 at 15:10
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 2 May 2032 at 16:02
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 9 May 2032 at 13:36
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 17 May 2032 at 09:43

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 399 / 1352

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 399 of Meeus index or 1352 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 399 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour shorter than next lunation 400 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠44.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠44.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠73.2°. 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

11 days after point of perigee on 7 April 2032 at 06:55 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 19 April 2032 at 03:02 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 200 km

Moon is 405 200 km (251 780 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 547 km (251 374 mi).

Moon after descending node

7 days after its descending node on 11 April 2032 at 11:00 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 April 2032 at 21:52 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

19 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 14 April 2032 at 13:29 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.650°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.640° in the next southern standstill on 28 April 2032 at 22:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 25 April 2032 at 15:10 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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