Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 28 October 2032 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 26 October 2032 at 02:29.
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 first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2032 after 19 days on 17 November 2032 at 06:42.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 18:22, this is 11 days after last perigee on 16 October 2032 at 21:27 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 November 2032 at 15:20 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 405 007 km (251 660 mi) away from Earth. It is 401 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 702 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 19 October 2032 at 02:27 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 November 2032 at 09:04 in ♏ Scorpio.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 22 October 2032 at 20:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.051°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.070° in the next southern standstill on 6 November 2032 at 09:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 3 November 2032 at 05:45 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.