Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 July 2032 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | July 2032

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 15 July 2032 at 18:32.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2032 after 1 day on 22 July 2032 at 18:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 July 2032 at 18:51
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 29 July 2032 at 09:25
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 6 August 2032 at 05:11
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 14 August 2032 at 07:51

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 402 / 1355

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 402 of Meeus index or 1355 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠140.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠140.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠166.3°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 11 July 2032 at 07:50 in ♍ Virgo. 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 23 July 2032 at 18:45 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 369 157 km

The Moon is 369 157 km (229 384 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 602 km (222 825 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 16 July 2032 at 18:15 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 July 2032 at 06:13 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, 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 20 July 2032 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.579°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.514° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 August 2032 at 21:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 22 July 2032 at 18:51 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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