Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 December 2032 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 9 December 2032 at 19:09.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2032 after 4 days on 16 December 2032 at 20:49.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
3 days 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 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 December 2032 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 368 374 km (228 897 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 516 km (251 355 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 17:34 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 26 December 2032 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 3 December 2032 at 17:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.128°. Next 4 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 4 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.