Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 17 July 2032 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 15 July 2032 at 18:32.
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 ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1850" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2032 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
6 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 July 2032 at 18:45 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 387 417 km (240 730 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 602 km (222 825 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 16 July 2032 at 18:15 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 July 2032 at 06:13 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2032 at 14:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.659°. Next 2 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 5 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.