Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 January 2032 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | January 2032

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

Waning Crescent 24% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 5 January 2032 at 22:04.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1894"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2032 after 19 days on 27 January 2032 at 12:52.

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 395 / 1348

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 395 of Meeus index or 1348 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠334.7°

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°.

Moon before apogee

7 days 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 January 2032 at 07:55 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 378 439 km

The Moon is 378 439 km (235 151 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 088 km (221 884 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 08:58 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 20 January 2032 at 20:00 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 08:58 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 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 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.298° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 January 2032 at 16:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 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.

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