Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 2 October 2032 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 26 September 2032 at 09:12.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2032 after 16 days on 18 October 2032 at 18:58.
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.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 404 of Meeus index or 1357 from Brown series.
Length of current 404 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 next lunation 405 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠189.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠215.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 1 October 2032 at 03:03 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 October 2032 at 21:27 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 405 020 km (251 668 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 921 km (224 887 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 21 September 2032 at 16:10 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 October 2032 at 02:03 in ♏ Scorpio.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2032 at 11:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.115°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.064° in the next southern standstill on 10 October 2032 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 4 October 2032 at 13:26 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.