Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 February 2032 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | February 2032

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

Waxing Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 18 February 2032 at 03:29.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1940".

Snow Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2032 after 4 days on 26 February 2032 at 07:43.

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 397 / 1350

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 397 of Meeus index or 1350 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2032. It is 15 minutes shorter 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 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠6.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠6.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠23.4°.

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 10 February 2032 at 20:46 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 February 2032 at 18:41 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 402 225 km

The Moon is 402 225 km (249 931 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 290 km (252 457 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 16 February 2032 at 21:13 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 March 2032 at 12:11 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 19 February 2032 at 21:21 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.009°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.866° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 March 2032 at 11:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 26 February 2032 at 07:43 in ♍ Virgo 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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