Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 September 2032 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | September 2032

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

Waning Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 19 September 2032 at 09:30.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1862"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1913".

Harvest Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2032 after 24 days on 18 October 2032 at 18:58.

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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 18 September 2032 at 14:05 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 October 2032 at 03:03 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 384 893 km

The Moon is 384 893 km (239 161 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 951 km (252 246 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 21 September 2032 at 16:10 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 October 2032 at 02:03 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

15 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 before northern standstill

11 days 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 day 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 10 days

In 10 days on 4 October 2032 at 13:26 in ♎ Libra 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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