Moon ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 23 May 2032 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 17 May 2032 at 09:43.
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 is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2032 after 1 day on 25 May 2032 at 02:37.
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 13 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.
Length of current 400 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 401 length.
Length of current synodic month is 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠73.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠108.4°. 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 apogee on 16 May 2032 at 22:18 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 May 2032 at 02:49 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 386 421 km (240 111 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 645 km (228 444 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 06:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 5 June 2032 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus.
At 06:27 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
11 days after previous North standstill on 11 May 2032 at 22:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.649°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.672° in the next southern standstill on 26 May 2032 at 06:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 25 May 2032 at 02:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.