Gibbous ♉ Taurus
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 19 January 2032 at 12:14 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2032 after 7 days on 27 January 2032 at 12:52.
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.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 396 of Meeus index or 1349 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
7 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 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 January 2032 at 16:13 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 384 788 km (239 096 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 533 km (252 608 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 20:00 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 4 February 2032 at 11:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
9 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.240° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 January 2032 at 14:33 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 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.