Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 December 2032 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | December 2032

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 16% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 2 December 2032 at 20:53.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2032 after 10 days on 16 December 2032 at 20:49.

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 407 / 1360

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 407 of Meeus index or 1360 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 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 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠286.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠286.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠315.8°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 25 November 2032 at 14:16 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 December 2032 at 19:18 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 239 km

The Moon is 368 239 km (228 813 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 105 km (229 973 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after ascending node on 29 November 2032 at 16:30 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 December 2032 at 17:34 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 3 December 2032 at 17:02 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.128°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.141° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 December 2032 at 16:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 16 December 2032 at 20:49 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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