Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 21 February 2032 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 18 February 2032 at 03:29.
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 ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2032 after 4 days on 26 February 2032 at 07:43.
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 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.
Length of current 397 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 next lunation 398 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠6.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠23.4°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 10 February 2032 at 20:46 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 February 2032 at 18:41 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 402 225 km (249 931 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 290 km (252 457 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 16 February 2032 at 21:13 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 March 2032 at 12:11 in ♏ Scorpio.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 February 2032 at 21:21 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.009°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.866° in the next southern standstill on 5 March 2032 at 11:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 26 February 2032 at 07:43 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.