Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 August 2032 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | August 2032

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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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 14 August 2032 at 07:51.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2032 after 1 day on 21 August 2032 at 01:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 403 / 1356

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 403 of Meeus index or 1356 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 45 minutes. It is 45 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 2 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠166.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠166.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠189.3°.

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 7 August 2032 at 17:16 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 21 August 2032 at 03:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 365 195 km

The Moon is 365 195 km (226 922 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 879 km (221 754 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after ascending node on 12 August 2032 at 19:55 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 August 2032 at 09:01 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

6 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

2 days since the previous standstill on 16 August 2032 at 13:55 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.386°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.299° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 August 2032 at 03:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 21 August 2032 at 01:47 in ♒ Aquarius 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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