Quarter ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 9 December 2032 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 December 2032 at 19:09 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2032 after 7 days on 16 December 2032 at 20:49.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 407 of Meeus index or 1360 from Brown series.
Length of current 407 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 408 length.
Length of current synodic month is 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠286.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠315.8°. 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 perigee on 8 December 2032 at 19:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 December 2032 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 363 298 km (225 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 516 km (251 355 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 29 November 2032 at 16:30 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 December 2032 at 17:34 in ♈ Aries.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 3 December 2032 at 17:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.128°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.141° in the next northern standstill on 16 December 2032 at 16:10 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 16 December 2032 at 20:49 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.