Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 August 2032 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | August 2032

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 29 July 2032 at 09:25.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2032 after 16 days on 21 August 2032 at 01:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 23 July 2032 at 18:45 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 August 2032 at 17:16 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 401 288 km

The Moon is 401 288 km (249 349 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 532 km (252 607 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 29 July 2032 at 06:13 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 August 2032 at 19:55 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2032 at 21:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.514°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.386° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 August 2032 at 13:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 6 August 2032 at 05:11 in ♌ Leo 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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