Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 December 2032 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | December 2032

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

Waning Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 16 December 2032 at 20:49.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1951".

Cold Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2033 after 25 days on 15 January 2033 at 13:07.

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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before apogee

12 days 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 day, 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 403 847 km

Moon is 403 847 km (250 939 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 516 km (251 355 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 12 December 2032 at 17:34 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 December 2032 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 16 December 2032 at 16:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.141°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.115° in the next southern standstill on 31 December 2032 at 03:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 1 January 2033 at 10:17 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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