Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 16 October 2032 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 12 October 2032 at 03:48.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2032 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:27, this is 15 days after last apogee on 1 October 2032 at 03:03 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 October 2032 at 18:22 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 361 921 km (224 887 mi) away from Earth. It is 587 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 435 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2032 at 02:27 in ♉ Taurus.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 10 October 2032 at 03:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.064°. Next 6 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 2 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.