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Moon phase on 18 May 2032 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | May 2032

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

First Quarter 60% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 17 May 2032 at 09:43 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1896".

Flower Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2032 after 6 days on 25 May 2032 at 02:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 May 2032 at 02:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 31 May 2032 at 20:51
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 8 June 2032 at 01:32
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 16 June 2032 at 03:00

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 400 / 1353

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 400 of Meeus index or 1353 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 400 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 401 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠73.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠73.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠108.4°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 16 May 2032 at 22:18 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 May 2032 at 02:49 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 221 km

Moon is 404 221 km (251 171 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 645 km (228 444 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 8 May 2032 at 20:11 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 May 2032 at 06:27 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

22 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 11 May 2032 at 22:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.649°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.672° in the next southern standstill on 26 May 2032 at 06:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 25 May 2032 at 02:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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