Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 January 2032 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | January 2032

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

Waxing Crescent 39% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 12 January 2032 at 20:07.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1910"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2032 after 9 days on 27 January 2032 at 12:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 396 / 1349

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 396 of Meeus index or 1349 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 18 minutes. It is 18 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 43 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠351.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠351.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠6.9°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2032 at 07:55 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 January 2032 at 16:13 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 375 307 km

The Moon is 375 307 km (233 205 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 533 km (252 608 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 8 January 2032 at 08:58 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 January 2032 at 20:00 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 10 January 2032 at 16:49 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.298°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.240° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 January 2032 at 14:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 27 January 2032 at 12:52 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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