Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 16 July 2032 Friday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 July 2032 at 18:32 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2032 after 6 days on 22 July 2032 at 18:51.
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.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 402 of Meeus index or 1355 from Brown series.
Length of current 402 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 403 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠140.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠166.3°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 11 July 2032 at 07:50 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 July 2032 at 18:45 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 392 102 km (243 641 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 602 km (222 825 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 18:15 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 29 July 2032 at 06:13 in ♉ Taurus.
At 18:15 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2032 at 14:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.659°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.579° in the next southern standstill on 20 July 2032 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 22 July 2032 at 18:51 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.