Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 May 2032 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | May 2032

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

Waning Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 25 May 2032 at 02:37.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1944"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1893".

Flower Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2032 after 26 days on 23 June 2032 at 11:32.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 23 June 2032 at 11:32

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 400 / 1353

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 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 before apogee

10 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 day, 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 368 689 km

The Moon is 368 689 km (229 093 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 645 km (228 444 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 23 May 2032 at 06:27 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 June 2032 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 26 May 2032 at 06:23 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.672°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.688° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 June 2032 at 07:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 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.

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