Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 25 May 2032 at 02:37.
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 ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2032 after 27 days on 23 June 2032 at 11:32.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 400 of Meeus index or 1353 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
9 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 29 May 2032 at 02:49 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 372 414 km (231 407 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 645 km (228 444 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 23 May 2032 at 06:27 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 June 2032 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 06:23 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-19.672°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠19.688° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 8 June 2032 at 07:17.
In 12 days on 8 June 2032 at 01:32 in ♊ Gemini 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.