Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 September 2032 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | September 2032

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 12 September 2032 at 18:49.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1910".

Harvest Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2032 after 1 day on 19 September 2032 at 09:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 404 / 1357

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:05, this is 14 days after last apogee on 3 September 2032 at 19:58 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 October 2032 at 03:03 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 358 032 km

This perigee Moon is 358 032 km (222 471 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 476 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 324 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 8 September 2032 at 21:41 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 September 2032 at 16:10 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

9 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

5 days after previous South standstill on 12 September 2032 at 21:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.181°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.115° in the next northern standstill on 25 September 2032 at 11:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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