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Moon phase on 13 September 2032 Monday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | September 2032

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 58% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 12 September 2032 at 18:49 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1917"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1917" and ∠1908".

Harvest Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2032 after 5 days on 19 September 2032 at 09:30.

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 404 / 1357

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 404 of Meeus index or 1357 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2032. It is 11 minutes longer 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 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠189.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠189.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠215.1°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 3 September 2032 at 19:58 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 18 September 2032 at 14:05 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 373 868 km

The Moon is 373 868 km (232 311 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 032 km (222 471 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 8 September 2032 at 21:41 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 September 2032 at 16:10 in ♈ Aries.

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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 12 September 2032 at 21:50 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.181°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.115° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 September 2032 at 11:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 19 September 2032 at 09:30 in ♓ Pisces 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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