Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 27 March 2032 at 00:46.
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 ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2032 after 27 days on 25 April 2032 at 15:10.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
7 days after point of apogee on 22 March 2032 at 08:27 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 April 2032 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 386 228 km (239 991 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 117 km (226 873 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 15:09 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 11 April 2032 at 11:00 in ♉ Taurus.
At 15:09 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
11 days 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 3 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 11 days on 10 April 2032 at 02:39 in ♈ Aries 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.