Gibbous ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 18 March 2032 at 20:56 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2032 after 7 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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 398 of Meeus index or 1351 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 15 minutes. It is 41 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 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠23.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠44.4°.
9 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2032 at 06:54 in ♓ Pisces. 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 22 March 2032 at 08:27 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 400 636 km (248 944 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 454 km (251 937 mi).
4 days after descending node on 15 March 2032 at 02:16 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 29 March 2032 at 15:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 18 March 2032 at 04:54 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.775°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.688° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 April 2032 at 17:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 27 March 2032 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra 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.