Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 August 2032 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | August 2032

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

Waxing Crescent 32% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 6 August 2032 at 05:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1817"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1894".

Sturgeon Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2032 after 8 days on 21 August 2032 at 01:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 403 / 1356

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 403 of Meeus index or 1356 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 403 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 45 minutes. It is 45 minutes shorter than next lunation 404 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠166.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠166.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠189.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 7 August 2032 at 17:16 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 August 2032 at 03:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 394 538 km

Moon is 394 538 km (245 155 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 879 km (221 754 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 19:55 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 25 August 2032 at 09:01 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 19:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 1 August 2032 at 21:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.514°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.386° in the next southern standstill on 16 August 2032 at 13:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 21 August 2032 at 01:47 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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