Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 September 2032 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | September 2032

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 4 September 2032 at 20:57.

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 ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1808"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1808" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2032 after 10 days on 19 September 2032 at 09:30.

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 404 / 1357

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 404 of Meeus index or 1357 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 404 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2032. It is 11 minutes longer than next lunation 405 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠189.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠189.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠215.1°. 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 3 September 2032 at 19:58 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 18 September 2032 at 14:05 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 396 519 km

Moon is 396 519 km (246 385 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 032 km (222 471 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 21:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 21 September 2032 at 16:10 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 21:41 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 29 August 2032 at 03:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.299°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.181° in the next southern standstill on 12 September 2032 at 21:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 19 September 2032 at 09:30 in ♓ Pisces, 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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