Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 August 2032 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | August 2032

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

Waxing Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 14 August 2032 at 07:51.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1930"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2032 after 3 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

9 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 3 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 371 467 km

Moon is 371 467 km (230 819 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 879 km (221 754 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 12 August 2032 at 19:55 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 August 2032 at 09:01 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 16 August 2032 at 13:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.386°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.299° in the next northern standstill on 29 August 2032 at 03:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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