Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 October 2032 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | October 2032

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

Waxing Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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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 12 October 2032 at 03:48.

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 ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1925".

Hunter Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2032 after 3 days on 18 October 2032 at 18:58.

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 405 / 1358

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 405 of Meeus index or 1358 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 405 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 406 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠215.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠215.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.6°. 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

14 days after point of apogee on 1 October 2032 at 03:03 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 October 2032 at 21:27 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 363 299 km

Moon is 363 299 km (225 744 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 921 km (224 887 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 6 October 2032 at 02:03 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 19 October 2032 at 02:27 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, 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 10 October 2032 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.064°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.051° in the next northern standstill on 22 October 2032 at 20:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 18 October 2032 at 18:58 in ♈ Aries, 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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