Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 26 February 2032 at 07:43.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1867" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2032 after 24 days on 27 March 2032 at 00:46.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 397 of Meeus index or 1350 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
7 days after point of apogee on 23 February 2032 at 18:41 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 March 2032 at 06:54 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 383 948 km (238 574 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 020 km (223 706 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 12:11 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 15 March 2032 at 02:16 in ♉ Taurus.
At 12:11 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
11 days 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 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.866° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 March 2032 at 11:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 9 days on 11 March 2032 at 16:25 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.