Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 April 2032 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | April 2032

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

Waxing Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 17 April 2032 at 15:24.

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 is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1909".

Pink Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2032 after 5 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 19 April 2032 at 03:02 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 May 2032 at 20:49 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 764 km

Moon is 404 764 km (251 509 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 512 km (229 604 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 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 5 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

21 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 14 April 2032 at 13:29 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.650°. Next 8 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 5 days

After 5 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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