Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 21 August 2032 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1897".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2032.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 403 of Meeus index or 1356 from Brown series.
Length of current 403 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 45 minutes. It is 45 minutes shorter than next lunation 404 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠166.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠189.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:52, this is 13 days after last apogee on 7 August 2032 at 17:16 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 September 2032 at 19:58 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 356 879 km (221 754 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2032. It is 5 629 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 454 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 12 August 2032 at 19:55 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 August 2032 at 09:01 in ♉ Taurus.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 16 August 2032 at 13:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.386°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.299° in the next northern standstill on 29 August 2032 at 03:57 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.