Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 3 September 2032 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 27 August 2032 at 19:33.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2032 after 15 days on 19 September 2032 at 09:30.
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.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 19:58, this is 13 days after last perigee on 21 August 2032 at 03:52 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 18 September 2032 at 14:05 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 406 561 km (252 625 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2032. It is 1 153 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 148 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 25 August 2032 at 09:01 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 September 2032 at 21:41 in ♎ Libra.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 29 August 2032 at 03:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.299°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.181° in the next southern standstill on 12 September 2032 at 21:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 4 September 2032 at 20:57 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.