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Moon phase on 12 October 2032 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 12 October 2032 at 03:48 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2032 after 6 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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 405 of Meeus index or 1358 from Brown series.
Length of current 405 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 406 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠215.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.6°. 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°).
11 days 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 October 2032 at 21:27 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 368 290 km (228 845 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 921 km (224 887 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 6 October 2032 at 02:03 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2032 at 02:27 in ♉ Taurus.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 10 October 2032 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.064°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.051° in the next northern standstill on 22 October 2032 at 20:01 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 18 October 2032 at 18:58 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.