Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 March 2032 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 11 March 2032 at 16:25.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2032 after 10 days on 27 March 2032 at 00:46.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 398 of Meeus index or 1351 from Brown series.
Length of current 398 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 15 minutes. It is 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 399 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠44.4°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2032 at 06:54 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 March 2032 at 08:27 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 388 566 km (241 444 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 454 km (251 937 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 15 March 2032 at 02:16 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 29 March 2032 at 15:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 5 March 2032 at 11:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.866°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.775° in the next northern standstill on 18 March 2032 at 04:54 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 27 March 2032 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.