Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 May 2032 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | May 2032

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 17 May 2032 at 09:43.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1812"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1895".

Flower Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2032 after 3 days on 25 May 2032 at 02:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 May 2032 at 02:37
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 31 May 2032 at 20:51
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 8 June 2032 at 01:32
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 16 June 2032 at 03:00

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 400 / 1353

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 400 of Meeus index or 1353 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠73.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠73.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠108.4°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 16 May 2032 at 22:18 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 29 May 2032 at 02:49 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 395 476 km

The Moon is 395 476 km (245 737 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 645 km (228 444 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 8 May 2032 at 20:11 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 23 May 2032 at 06:27 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

25 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 before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 11 May 2032 at 22:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.649°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.672° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 May 2032 at 06:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 25 May 2032 at 02:37 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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