Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 21 January 2032 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 19 January 2032 at 12:14.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2032 after 6 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 396 of Meeus index or 1349 from Brown series.
Length of current 396 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 18 minutes. It is 18 minutes longer than next lunation 397 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠351.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠6.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2032 at 07:55 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 January 2032 at 16:13 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 389 519 km (242 036 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 533 km (252 608 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 20 January 2032 at 20:00 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 February 2032 at 11:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 10 January 2032 at 16:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.298°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.240° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2032 at 14:33 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 27 January 2032 at 12:52 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.