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Moon phase on 18 April 2032 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | April 2032

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 58% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 17 April 2032 at 15:24 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2032 after 7 days on 25 April 2032 at 15:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 April 2032 at 15:10
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 2 May 2032 at 16:02
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 9 May 2032 at 13:36
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 17 May 2032 at 09:43

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 399 / 1352

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 399 of Meeus index or 1352 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠44.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠44.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠73.2°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 7 April 2032 at 06:55 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 April 2032 at 03:02 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 200 km

The Moon is 405 200 km (251 780 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 547 km (251 374 mi).

Moon after descending node

7 days after descending node on 11 April 2032 at 11:00 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 April 2032 at 21:52 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 14 April 2032 at 13:29 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.650°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.640° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 April 2032 at 22:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 25 April 2032 at 15:10 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.

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