Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
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.
Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.
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.
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°).
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.
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°.
3 days after point of perigee on 8 December 2032 at 19:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 December 2032 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 368 374 km (228 897 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 516 km (251 355 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 17:34 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 26 December 2032 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
8 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 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.141° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 December 2032 at 16:10 in ♊ Gemini.
In 4 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.