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Moon phase on 9 December 2032 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | December 2032

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 46% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 December 2032 at 19:09 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2032 after 7 days on 16 December 2032 at 20:49.

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 407 / 1360

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 407 of Meeus index or 1360 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 407 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 408 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠286.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠286.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠315.8°. 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 8 December 2032 at 19:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 December 2032 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 298 km

Moon is 363 298 km (225 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 516 km (251 355 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 29 November 2032 at 16:30 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 12 December 2032 at 17:34 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 3 December 2032 at 17:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.128°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.141° in the next northern standstill on 16 December 2032 at 16:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 16 December 2032 at 20:49 in ♊ Gemini, 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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