Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 28 December 2031 at 17:33.
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 is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2032 after 26 days on 27 January 2032 at 12:52.
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.
The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 395 of Meeus index or 1348 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2032. It is 43 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 26 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠334.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠351.6°.
1 day after point of apogee on 31 December 2031 at 13:16 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 January 2032 at 07:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 404 645 km (251 435 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 088 km (221 884 mi).
7 days after descending node on 24 December 2031 at 18:44 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 January 2032 at 08:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 27 December 2031 at 07:41 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.355°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.298° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 January 2032 at 16:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 days on 12 January 2032 at 20:07 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.